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Lincoln, Alive and Sweating

(Julie Ershadi/CQ Roll Call)
(Julie Ershadi/CQ Roll Call)

What you see here is the face of patriotism.

It’s the prize awarded for tooling around outside the White House in the dead of a sweaty afternoon. This young man, who identified himself to HOH only as “Wayne or Abe,” is set to spend his summer walking back and forth on Pennsylvania Avenue, passing out coupons to the White House Gifts souvenir store.

And the proof of the young man’s patriotic affection? His suit is all synthetic.

“We have two suits. This is the bad one,” he said.

This poor guy has it rougher than the last White House Gifts toiler, James Ollerhead, whom CQ Roll Call last spotted in more temperate climes for a recent Capitol Lens.

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