Seersuckers on Capitol Hill: Say No More

Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. (C) talks with (L-R) Janice Hahn, D-Ca., Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., and Eliot Engel, D-Ny. at 'National Seersucker Day' at U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. (C) talks with (L-R) Janice Hahn, D-Ca., Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., and Eliot Engel, D-Ny. at ‘National Seersucker Day’ at U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

What is one to say about seersucker day on Capitol Hill?

This is the sort of story that writes itself — the idea that so many members of Congress who have done so little this year or last would heed the call of fashion leaders to turn out in seersucker suits as they wind down for the summer.

It’s not even that hot today, during a week in which the Washington air felt more like fall than summer. Yet the call went out for Seersucker Thursday, and out came the suits.

Not all, of course, in soft pastels.

Like much of what happens on the Hill, however, there was no unanimous consent on this occasion:

The August recess looms — out come the Bermuda shorts.

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