Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been apparently stealing his Washington D.C. neighbor’s Sunday Washington Post subscription.
WMAL radio host Chris Plante began discussing the possibility of Bernie Sanders running for president in 2020 to lead into a story about Sanders’ weekly habits:
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 all 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 our delivery person. Our delivery person claims he 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, 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.
In Sanders’ defense, it would be expensive to pay for subscriptions to his four residences: his Capitol Hill house, his summer home, his Burlington home, and another Vermont home he rents. But he did make $1 million in 2016 selling socialism to mainly college students.
Perhaps, like healthcare, Sanders believes all have a right to newspapers.
Plante did not say what the neighbor plans to do with his subscription, but Sanders’ may soon be out of “his” Sunday paper.
Listen to the whole podcast here at 1:12.