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4/1/2020 6:58:51 AM
Posted: 1/7/2005 6:48:33 PM EDT
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0107presidentialhat-ON.html

Hat for Bush's inauguration to feature solid gold 'W' buckle

Associated Press
Jan. 7, 2005 08:40 AM

GREELEY, Colo. - Trent Johnson's latest assignment is going to his head, and President Bush's, too.

Johnson is making a cowboy hat for Bush's Jan. 20 inauguration.

The hat is commissioned by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. It's sand-colored beaver and features Bush's name on the inside of a multicolored sweatband. The hat also has a solid-gold "W" etched on a custom silver buckle.

Johnson is the owner of Colorado's Greeley Hat Works. He says even the hat box is special, with the presidential seal on the navy-blue exterior.

But Johnson isn't revealing the president's hat size. He tells the Denver Post that's classified information.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:50:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:50:23 PM EDT
cool
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:51:36 PM EDT
A big "W".
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:51:55 PM EDT
Is this being paid for by tax dollars, or is it a labor of love?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:02:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


The hat is commissioned by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.





I think they paid for it.

Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:04:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Is this being paid for by tax dollars, or is it a labor of love?



Tax dollars. It's in the National Endowment for the Humanities' budget under "Kitsch, political."

How do you THINK it's being paid for, for Pete's sake?
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