Thursday, May 22, 2008

All hat and no sail

Dick Cheney speaking yesterday at the US Coast Guard Academy and wearing ... a cowboy hat.

Note: The US Coast Guard Academy is in Connecticut. You head out in a coast guard cutter in one of these things and it's gone with the wind. So maybe it's a nod to his "home state" of Wyoming -- the one where he wasn't living prior to the 2000 election, and where he doesn't intend to live after leaving Washington. Maybe more than anything else he and Bush have bonded as styling themselves from the Old West.

UPDATE: Dan Froomkin has more discussion of the hat.

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