Eastwood on Chrysler Ad: Actor 'Surprised' People Interpreting It for Partisan Purposes

Eastwood on Chrysler Ad: Actor 'Surprised' People Interpreting It for Partisan Purposes

Clint Eastwood says audiences understood exactly what his Chrysler advertisement broadcast during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast meant – “let’s work our way out of [the recession].”

Those who say otherwise are missing the point, Eastwood tells CNBC in a new interview to air tomorrow during the 6 a.m. EST edition of “Squawk Box.” The following is from a rush transcript of the interview:

I’m surprised at the people who are supposed to be intelligent have interpreted it otherwise because it’s very disappointing to see that because the average person seems to get it … there are some people who make it a political element about everything you talk about from everything to where you’re dining or what on.

Eastwood also talked about out of control government spending, throwing his weight behind the bipartisan commission created by the Obama administration to the address the issue:

I was kind of amazed that they took Simpson-Bowles and assigned them this research and they come back with a recommendation which was exactly stop spending. And that everyone said, ‘that’s enough from you guys. Go home….'”

“I don’t know why the current administration assigned them to it if they weren’t going to pay any attention to it.


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