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During a February trip to Europe, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice roused the spirits of US troops in Germany when she appeared on base wearing knee-high black leather boots with stiletto heels.
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Vice President Dick Cheney raised eyebrows when he wore an olive-drab parka and snow boots to a solemn event in January commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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