On WMAL this morning Chris Plante was discussing recent reports about socialist independent Senator Bernie Sanders possibly running for President again.
Plante used that story as a jumping off point to relate an anecdote from friends, which if true, is hilarious. The story is as follows:
Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane when they are in Washington DC, live in this house on Capitol Hill, ok? Part of their vast real estate empire. They’re like wannabe Trumps with their real estate holdings.
The next-door neighbor…their neighbor on Capitol Hill called the Washington Post and told the Washington Post that they were cancelling their Washington Post subscription because their very expensive Sunday Post stopped showing up. Not there this week, last week, the week before, then it was there one week but the week before it wasn’t delivered, so I’m cancelling my subscription to the post because your delivery person never gets to me. I’m paying for it but it never gets to me.
The Washington Post said, “Please, do not cancel your subscription to the Washington Post. We will investigate with the delivery person and we will get back to you.”
So the Post investigated. They got back to the person cancelling their subscription to the Post and they said, “Listen, we talked to the delivery person. Our delivery person claims has seen you come out of your house again and again and grab the paper on Sunday mornings. Immediately as the paper delivery person delivers the paper, they’ve seen you come out of your house and pick up the newspaper. So, sir, you are lying to us.”
[The neighbor] said, “Oh, ok, I’ve been coming out and picking up the paper?”
“Yes, and we got a description from the delivery person. You are an older man with gray hair, balding, and little round glasses…”
And the guy said, “I’m like, you know, in my 50s and I’ve got a full head of dark hair. But, my neighbor is Bernie Sanders.”
And Bernie Sanders has been coming out every Sunday morning and stealing his next door neighbor’s Washington Post.
He’s redistributing his neighbor’s Washington Post.
You can hear the story straight from Chris via his daily podcast. The Sanders story starts at around the 1:10:00 mark.
As we all know from watching Seinfeld, old people steal. I’m an old man, I’m confused!