In an age where crossover appeal has allowed celebrities to casually switch lanes of stardom: from actor to politician, athlete to actor, homemade porn star to reality tv…nevermind; at times it becomes clear that some should merely stick to their day job.

The case for this was made Thursday night during the Republican National Convention, when revered actor and director Clint Eastwood, who is a self-described fiscal conservative; took to the stage to endorse Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, by delivering a speech to an empty chair, meant to symbolize President Obama.

Things quickly went from odd to embarrassingly worse, as the speech rambled on with Eastwood continuing to grill the “President,” as Romney aides squirmed uncomfortably on the sidelines.

“Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election,” said Eastwood to the empty chair.

While the crowd at the event was mostly positive, backlash about the revered actor’s performance was swift.

Said famed critic Roger Ebert via tweet, “He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”

On Friday both the Obama campaign, (and the now infamous chair) retorted by tweeting a picture of the back of the President’s chair captioned with “This seat’s taken.”

That my friends, is how the leader of the free world advises his detractors to “Have a seat…Indian style.”

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