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The good, the bad and the ugly of Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl ad

I didn't see Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler — after Madonna's grotesque halftime performance, I turned the game off. Yet I couldn't miss the Monday morning fallout ("Critics go gunning for Eastwood spot," Feb. 7).

I don't consider his ad political — I consider it insulting to Americans who are not enjoying any "halftime." It might have occurred to Mr. Eastwood and the Chrysler honchos they should have spent their advertising dollars and creative talent thanking U.S. taxpayers for the bailout.

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I've worked very hard all my life, and don't see that America has "lost its heart," nor have we been "knocked out in one punch." What demeaning allegations!

Clint Eastwood was superb in the movie "Gran Torino." I've admired his "make my day" attitude for decades. He's a great guy. But to suggest we are a nation in decline was uncalled for.

Also, folks like me are never "getting too comfortable." It might occur to Mr. Eastwood and the elites of Chrysler that some of us never had the opportunity to become "too comfortable."

Mr. Eastwood states the ad was meant to inspire Americans to "get back in the game." What's the message for those of us who have never left it?

Rosalind Nester

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