Politicians and patriotism

Local politicians gathered in Palisades for the annual Fourth of July parade.

Men from the group Alma Boliviana get relief from the heat as Zanobia Patino, of Cochabamba, Bolivia, hoses them down with a garden hose as they take part in the 46th Annual Palisades Parade and Picnic in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Men from the group Alma Boliviana get relief from the heat as Zanobia Patino, of Cochabamba, Bolivia, hoses them down with a garden hose as they take part in the 46th Annual Palisades Parade and Picnic in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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