Clint Eastwood managed to right a great injustice when he was mayor--allowing people to eat ice cream!
Before acting and directing in some awesome movies and less awesome commercials with empty chairs, Clint Eastwood was the mayor of a California town that had some pretty bizarre laws.
Luckily for the town of Carmel, Eastwood set out to end those laws and free the town from their strange oppressive ways.
Carmel, California banned the eating ice cream cones in public for some odd reason. All the way up until Eastwood took office for his first and only term as mayor in 1986, ice cream cones could only be enjoyed off the streets (officially at least).
Eastwood made it a focal point of his campaign to turn over this unjust law. The public was finally free to eat ice cream outdoors again.
When Eastwood won the election, President Ronald Reagan called him up to poke fun at the fact that an actor who was in a movie with a monkey who was taking up politics, referring to Eastwood's movie “Every Which Way But Loose.”
Of course Reagan is also known for his own monkey-movie, “Bedtime for Bonzo.”