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Clint Eastwood Chair Lives With RNC Chairman Reince Priebus In Washington

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2012 file photo shows actor Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at the Republican National Conventi
FILE - This Aug. 30, 2012 file photo shows actor Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. More than a week after Clint Eastwood delivered a speech to the Republican National Convention, the veteran Hollywood actor-director continues to be mocked for his peculiar, rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama in an empty chair on stage, begging the question: Will his latest film also be playing to empty seats when it debuts later this month? (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)

The most famous empty chair ever to receive its own meme has found a new, illustrious home in the office of one of the most powerful conservatives in America.

The chair, which was used by Clint Eastwood to punctuate an anti-Obama speech at the Republican National Convention this fall, is now housed at the office of RNC chairman Reince Priebus in Washington, CNN reports.

Priebus, a Wisconsin native, was elected as head of the Committee in 2011 and has been a powerful fundraiser for Republican interests.

CNN reports that Priebus "gets the joke" represented by the piece of rather nondescript furniture that nevertheless launched 1,001 jokes after the convention, including a mocking tweet from President Obama, a hilarious Colbert routine and the Internet phenomenon of "Eastwooding."

The RNC and Priebus will be rolling out a new and "ambitious plan" for the GOP in 2016 Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., Slate notes.

No word yet on whether the chair will be allowed to tag along.

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