Those Hat-Tastic Republicans

Rick DeMichele of Hatenfiled, New Jersey looks at his cellphone on day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)

Big stars and powerful politicians are one thing, but what we really love seeing at the political conventions are all the crazy hats people wear.

They made the Democratic National Convention look like it was raided by Dr. Seuss last week and now the Republican National Convention has fallen victim to the same hideous impulse. Whether it's just another way of showing their pride or garnering attention, it makes us ask one question: "Where do they get those wonderful hats?"


Two people wear hats 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 Win McNamee/Getty Images North America) 


A women wears a large presumptive Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sign on her hat 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 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America) 



Virginia delegate Christie Craig puts on a temporary tattoo on day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)

A man wears a sticker and button laden cowboy hat onthe floor during day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)


Oklahoma State Rep Pam Peterson wears a hat decorated with buttons on day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night.
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)


A hat is festooned with campaign buttons on day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America) 



A women wears a large presumptive Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sign on her hat 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 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)


The Texas delegation casts their votes 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)



Convention pages sit in the seats 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 Win McNamee/Getty Images North America) 


Nora Shehan wears an elephant hat 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 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America) 


Amy Buff (R) wears an elephant hat 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 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America) 



Attendees wear patriotic hats on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept The GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)

A convention page rests before the start of 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 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America) 


Convention pages talk in the seats 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 Win McNamee/Getty Images North America)
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