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Color Coordinated Delegations Put on a Show

Texas delegates bow their heads on day one of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center, Sept.1, 2008, in St. Paul, Minn. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By Ed O'Keefe
ST. PAUL -- Many observers consider the Republican National Convention better coordinated than its Democratic counterpart.

Today some state delegations took the coordination a step further by wearing matching outfits.

Texas delegates have donned long-sleeved blue denim shirts with Gov. Rick Perry's "Rockin' R" logo on them and white cowboy hats from Cavender's Boot City store. Tomorrow they will wear short-sleeved red polo shirts, then blue blazers on Wednesday and long-sleeved button-down Texas state flag shirts on Thursday.

Florida delegates also look festive today, wearing the short-sleeved Hawaiian-style button-down shirts worn by Florida Turnpike toll collectors (no plans for Sunshine State uniforms the rest of the week).

Oklahoma Republicans can be seen in short-sleeved red polo shirts with the "Oklahoma Republican Party" logo. Montanans may wear their blue denim Wrangler vests with the "Montana GOP" logo all week long, according to a delegate. Both the Colorado and New Mexico delegations are wearing dark blue short-sleeved polos with their state party logos.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 1, 2008; 5:56 PM ET
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Anyone else find this a little creepy? Bet that Krauthammer doesn't label the GOP delegates as "like North Korea" for their alarming display of party worship.

Posted by: matt | September 1, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

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