Eastwood not upset over parks post snub

March 26, 2008 at 7:17 PM
2 of 3
| License Photo

SACRAMENTO, March 26 (UPI) -- Actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood said he isn't upset Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided not to reappoint him to the California parks commission.

The Los Angeles Times said Eastwood spoke with Bobby Shriver, Schwarzenegger's brother-in-law, and found out he, too, had been dropped from the commission.

"I talked to him the day we were not reappointed, or as Donald Trump would say, 'You're fired,'" Eastwood told the newspaper. "So we laughed about it. And I said, 'Me? But you're his brother-in-law!' and he said, 'But you're his friend and longtime mentor!'"

Schwarzenegger has said he opted not to reappoint Eastwood and Shriver because their terms had expired and he wanted to give others a chance to serve.

Eastwood said he bears no grudge against Schwarzenegger regarding the decision.

"I'm a grown person," Eastwood said. "I'm not a kid. The parks is a voluntary job, and it's just a job you do, when they need you. It was fun. ... They make changes, and that's their prerogative. It's not like I need a day job."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kate Gosselin celebrates sextuplets' 11th birthday
Chrissy Teigen shares strategic topless photo
Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett address cheating scandal
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady may not be welcome at top country club
Gerard Butler stars in 'London Has Fallen' teaser trailer