The empty chair Clint Eastwood famously pretended was an invisible President Barack Obama at last year's Republican National Convention has found a new home.
The prop now sits in the office of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in Washington. The chair is one of many pieces of political memorabilia and artifacts in Priebus' office, according to CNN
"The chairman of the Republican National Committee gets the joke," Mark Preston wrote on his Political Ticker blog Wednesday. "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."
Eastwood's improvisational conversation with an invisible Obama at the convention was meant to serve as a criticism for the commander in chief but came out as a meandering monologue that confused some audience members and made others laugh.
Mitt Romney aides were reportedly wincing backstage during Eastwood's confusing speech, according to The Associated Press.
Eastwood's speech quickly went viral, as spoof videos and photos of people everywhere "Eastwooding," or posing with an empty chair, made the Internet rounds.
Actor Matt Damon, whom Eastwood directed in the 2010 film Hereafter, discussed the director's convention appearance in an interview with Playboy last month.
"Look, his knowledge of filmmaking is so vast and deep that he can wing it beautifully on the set," Damon said in the interview. "What he did at the RNC was an unrehearsed bit he decided to do at the last minute. You can’t go onstage and do 12 minutes of stand-up completely unrehearsed."
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