Obama Irked by Clint's Skit? Nah, He's a 'Huge' Fan Eastwood 'is a great actor, and even better director' By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted Sep 2, 2012 1:25 PM CDT 139 comments Comments President Barack Obama, all smiles. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) (Newser) – Was President Obama offended by Clint Eastwood's repartee with an empty chair at the RNC? Hardly, he says—in fact he made sure to tell reporters on Air Force One that he's "a huge Clint Eastwood fan. He is a great actor, and an even better director." Obama even dismissed the notion of being offended as ... well, un-presidential, USA Today reports. "One thing about being president or running for president—if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession." One amusing side-effect of the Eastwood story: The most re-tweeted tweet of the RNC came from a Democrat, with the words "This seat's taken."