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RNC Chairman keeps Eastwood's Obama chair in his office as reminder

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Jan. 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- At the Republican National Convention in late August last year, iconic actor Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair representing Barack Obama -- and a star was born.

Social media went so wild after Eastwood's nutty bit -- with the #Eastwooding meme and "Invisible Obama" Twitter account -- that even the real president took notice.

So happened to Eastwood's empty chair after its 15 minutes of fame?

According to CNN, the chair has a special place in the office of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington, D.C., where it serves as a reminder of the perils of misguided political messages.

Via CNN:

The chairman of the Republican National Committee gets the joke. It’s the first thing he points out to a reporter before sitting down behind his desk to discuss how his party must dramatically rethink its strategy and message in hopes of recovering from the presidential drubbing of 2012.

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