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From boots to western tuxedos, Texas is in

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It happens whenever there's a change in the White House: Washington society trying to get a grip on the latest capital style.

As CNN's Eileen O'Connor reports, this time it's as big and brash as Texas.

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CNN's Eileen O'Connor reports on the advent of Texan boots on Capitol Hill

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With the new-style boss in town, the social set has not just worried about how they're wearing their hair, but what they're wearing on their feet.

Boots, G.W. Bush declared, are it.

"Bush wears cowboy boots; one pair has his initials stitched in them," says Wayne Slater, who covered Bush the governor for the Dallas Morning News. "So I recommend that if people want to ingratiate themselves with the White House, they might put themselves into a very nice pair of cowboy boots and possibly a cowboy hat."

No doubt, the Bushes will bring a change to Washington style, observers say. But the question remains: How will Washington change them?


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