National Republicans Think Dick Cheney Is a Fashion Icon

PHOTO: Then-Vice President Dick Cheney stands with his horse on Aug. 18, 2004 near Moose, Wyo.David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images
Then-Vice President Dick Cheney stands with his horse on Aug. 18, 2004 near Moose, Wyo.

Who knew Dick Cheney was so fashionable?

After raising a reported $3 million selling signature George H W Bush socks, the Republican National Committee is now looking to cash in on another famous Republican’s apparel. This time it’s former Vice President Dick Cheney’s cowboy hat.

On Monday, the RNC sent out an e-mail fundraising solicitation offering donors “The Official Cheney Cowboy Hat” in exchange for a donation of $72.

The email, signed by Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus, reads, “By nature, America is a nation of leaders, pioneers and trailblazers. We’re not a nation that leads from behind, blurs the lines or backs down from our principles.” Priebus continued, “That’s why we’re bringing back the Official Cheney Cowboy Hat.”

The RNC first offered Cheney’s cowboy hat in exchange for a donation in December.

The latest RNC fundraising drive comes just after the former vice president’s 74th birthday, which he celebrated this weekend.

The e-mail did not include a deadline, but it did say the hats will only be available for a limited time.