But while Chrysler seemed to steer the talk towards their cars last year after Eminem pulled up in front of the Fox Theater in a Chrysler 200, the discussion is all about Clint Eastwood this year. More specifically, what the veteran actor and director meant when he said in the "Halftime in America" two-minute spot before the Giants squashed the Patriots' lead.
Here's the short of it: It's mostly Republicans worked up over Eastwood's alleged Obama endorsement in the ad, and I can see why. He's hired by Chrysler to read a script that basically said the rescue deal and tie-up with Italian conglomerate Fiat. It just happens what Eastwood, who played a retired Ford worker in "Gran Torino," says about Chrysler is somewhat of a mirror to what the president's re-election campaign is saying about the economy. There's no need for everyone to get their feathers so ruffled.
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We're getting to the point now where we overreact to Super Bowl commercials. Can we just go back to talking about Tom Brady and Wes Welker now? Oh, and Eli Manning, if we have to.