Compounding the awkwardness of the purchase is the fact that the community the house is located in is very much pro-Sanders. Now that he's set to join them during the summers however, they will get to know him not as their state senator, but as the guy who owns the $600,000 summer home:
“Bernie should fit right in as a member of the Champlain Islands community. There is a general store down the road from his new digs, for example, that serves a turkey sandwich called “Feel the Bun” in his honor. It features a ‘HUGE' roll, because Bernie says the word ‘huge' a lot. Also, provolone cheese.
‘It’s not fair that the Billionaire Class controls 99 percent of the bread,' reads the sandwich’s description on the menu. ‘Here’s a sandwich for the rest of us … to keep us nourished until everything cool is free!'
Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, said the whole family is excited about the new purchase. O’Meara Sanders is the former president of Burlington College, which was forced to close due to the ‘crushing weight of the debt' incurred under her leadership.
Bernie Sanders is already being mocked on Twitter for buying a fancy home despite spending his whole career railing against rich people and their fancy things.”
Source: Heat Street