I had the opportunity to actually be on the Hill today as part of a lobby day for a conference and had always heard of the mythical interns with the red badges of courage...and not thought much of it. That was until I got off at Capitol South Metro and was walking past Canon HOB to see an intern with her red badge on wearing skinny jeans, white flip flops, and a white tank top. I get that Congress isn't in session this week, but when tourists are better dressed than you, perhaps you should consider wearing something nicer to work? Thanks.
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