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RNC Mystery Speaker: Clint Eastwood

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It's official, finally.

Actor and director Clint Eastwood is tonight's mystery speaker during the final session of the Republican National Convention, reports CNN.

A longtime Republican, Eastwood endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney earlier this month at a fundraiser in Idaho, "because I think the country needs a boost somewhere.''

He later said that Romney was "going to restore, hopefully, a decent tax system that we need badly...so that there's a fairness and people are not pitted against one another as to who's paying taxes and who isn't."

From PolicyMic: "This comes off the heels of Eastwood's endorsement for Romney, joking that he first learned of Romney 10 years ago in Massachusetts while filming 'Mystic River.'

"I said, God, this guy, he's too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president," Eastwood joked. "As the years have gone by I began to think even more so about that."

News of Eastwood's appearance seemed to please convention-goers everywhere.

"Doesn’t this news just make your day? (Sorry.),'' quipped the Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog.