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  • Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Senators on the subway

    Well, at least one socialist senator anyway.

    SM and I boarded the metro home yesterday and sat near a couple who looked like any other couple. Older, hair a little disheveled, wearing heavy winter coats, talking politics.  It could have been any DC couple (or non-couple, for that matter) talking about the local sports teams, the Dems and the Repubs.

    Except that they referred to the candidates by their first names, as in "Have you spoken to Dennis yet?"

    Our ears perked up a little.  They were talking about the Iowa caucuses.  Not so unusual a conversation in DC, the day after.

    What was unusual was when he said, "He spent all of that money to get .8 percent of the vote. I could have gone up there for two weeks and done better."

    SM's guess was confirmed. (I didn't recognize him.) It was Bernie Sanders plus one.

    I wonder if Republican senators ride the metro?

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