Star Power at the RNC

Actress Rosario Dawson greets people on the floor before day three session of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images North America)

When it comes to the big time names in entertainment, everyone knows the heavy hitters belong to the Dems. But that doesn't mean the Republican party doesn't have its share of stars.

See that picture above? That's actress Rosario Dawson. What's that? Oh. She's actually not a Republican. She was just there for some protest.

But look here. That's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog! I never knew he was a Republican.

Oh, nevermind. He was there to shout insults at Newt Geingrich and Greta Van Susteren.

"Fox News. You swing to the right more than Ann Coulter's strap-on!," the rubber dog was heard to be yelling. (See video here)

Maybe Triumph was just covering up his real reason for being there: Jacques, the red, white and blue terrier.

But don't despair Republicans, you've always got the biggest names in Country and Western. Here's John Rich of Big & Rich rocking out for a sound check.


He was joined onstage by Cowboy Troy and Gretchen Wilson. Yeehaw.
(L-R) Country music singers and Cowboy Troy, John Rich of the group Big & Rich, and Gretchen Wilson perform the national anthem for a sound check on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)

Then there's Fred Thompson. He's an actor AND a Republican politician. It's like a double whammy.

Actor and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) speaks on day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)

And who doesn't like beauty queens? The Republicans brought in Miss Minnesota and Miss Texas to counteract the ugly that Fred Thompson was adding to the convention.

Angela McDermott, Miss Minnesota 2008, sings the National Anthem on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America) 


Miss Texas Rebecca Robinson signs an autograph on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America)

And here are a few more semi-celebs spotted at the RNC. OK, so Abraham Lincoln is a bit of a stretch, but he is pretty famous.

Singer Rachel Lampa rehearses before on day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America)

Chairman of the Republican National Committee Robert M. "Mike" Duncan (L) shakes hands with Thurl Bailey, a former NBA player, before Bailey, gave the invocation on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images North America)

"Jacques", a West Highland Terrier, stands in front of people on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) outside the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America) 


A man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands on the floor on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America)
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