Idaho Republicans, some paying thousands of dollars for the privilege of rubbing elbows with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, got a surprise bonus last night: some face time with Oscar winner Clint Eastwood.
Eastwood made an unexpected appearance Friday evening at a private Ketchum fundraiser for Romney in order to publicly endorse the former Massachusetts governor in his effort to unseat President Barack Obama. Eastwood said he first considered Romney when he was directing his Academy Award winner Mystic River in Boston.
"God, this guy, he's too handsome to be governor," Eastwood said he thought at the time. "But it does look like he could be president."
Romney campaign officials estimated that 325 supporters showed up at the Sun Valley fundraiser, pumping more than $2 million in the candidate's war chest.