The Picture of Patriotism

Justin September 22, 2009 0

Remember when Stephen Colbert brought a painting of himself to the National Portrait Gallery and got them to hang it near the bathroom. Well, this one may hang most appropriately  in one of the stalls.

Tommy Lasorda

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Tommy Lasorda under the same roof?

It happened today as a portrait of the Dodger legend — naturally with lots of Dodger blue — was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery on Lasorda’s 82nd birthday.

“I just can’t believe something like this is happening to me,” Lasorda said.

The portrait recognizes the contribution of Lasorda, in his 60th year in the Dodger organization and perhaps baseball’s most beloved goodwill ambassador, to American culture.

This must be what they’re talking about when they say Goodwill:

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