As Secretary of State John Kerry laid out the administration’s case for a military strike in Syria on Friday, the whereabouts of President Obama was fresh on the mind of Town Hall’s Katie Pavlich:
Am I watching President John Kerry right now? Where the hell is @BarackObama?
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 30, 2013
Astute observers where quick to note that Friday was the one year anniversary of Oscar-winning actor/director Clint Eastwood‘s conversation with imaginary friend, Barack Obama, at the Republican National Convention — Obama being represented by an empty chair, of course.
CSPAN’s Jeremy Art tweeted out this reminder of the iconic moment:
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) August 30, 2013
Getting in on the hilarity, perhaps inadvertently, was Fox News’ Ed Henry who tweeted a photo Friday labeled “Furniture moving day at the WH.” The image was captured by Twitchy.com and labeled as: “White House holds solemn #Eastwooding Day observance.”
Furniture moving day at the WH … pic.twitter.com/zzJy1oczoj
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) August 30, 2013
As expected, Twitter users were quick to capitalize on the opportunity:
@edhenryTV Missed a prime Clint-Eastwood-empty-chair-joke opportunity here.
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) August 30, 2013
@edhenryTV So Eastwood was right about the empty chair
— KC Hampton (@kchamp_kevin) August 30, 2013
For those of you asking, I have EXCLUSIVE footage of Obama during Kerry’s speech. See? pic.twitter.com/uWMUFsAyh7
— RB (@RBPundit) August 30, 2013
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