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Conventions 2012

Writing a Clint Eastwood RNC Speech With Quotes From His Movies

Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))

August 30, 2012

Tonight's mystery guest at the Republican National Convention was Clint Eastwood. Here are some classic lines the Oscar-winning director could have used when he took the stage.

 

On Education

"I don't take kindly to kids playin' hooky from school. I think every kid in America ought to go to school ... at least up to the eighth grade." -- Bronco Billy 1980.

 

On Taxes

"When a man's got money in his pocket, he begins to appreciate peace." -- A Fistfull of Dollars (1964)

On Medicare

"Well, I've got Medicare. Go ahead and shoot your best shot!" -- Space Cowboys (2000)

On Mitt Romney

"Tell me, isn't the sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal and, above all, honest? … I think you people need a new sheriff." -- For a Few Dollars More (1965).

All Images: YouTube Screen Capture

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