What's up with Presidents today and their hippity-hop?

Made this image macro, bewildered, like many across the nation, by Clint Eastwood co-opting a Bob Newhart routine where Newhart would pretend to carry on one half of a conversation with an invisible party.

Eastwood's performance could have been MUCH tighter. A good premise, but way too drawn out. Rehearsal was sorely needed.

Pretending Obama is a hothead is bizarre. Vice President Dick Cheney was a TOTAL hothead, who shot a man in the face. Could you imagine a photo of Obama wielding a gun? Significant portions of the country would turn brown from people shitting themselves.