10/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fred Thompson Flies First Class From RNC, Wife Sits In Coach

A star-spangled Fred Thompson, the former presidential candidate, and his wife, Jeri, flew back from St. Paul to Washington today -- he in first class, she in coach; he in a red, white and blue top hat, she hatless.
Nothing says 'convention' like a huge, American top hat.

Thompson, who spoke Tuesday night at the GOP convention, was spotted at the gate of his Northwest flight in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport wearing a "huge" American flag-themed top hat, according a reliable Sleuth informant who took the same flight. You know the hat, the kind you often seen on the floor at political conventions -- like this one.

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