Remember when you were in college and people would rave about the awesome parties thrown at the local frat house? More often than not these homes were rundown dens of sin, with garbage and underwear strewn in every corner; for three Senate and congressional Democrats, those homes would be an upgrade.
CNN recently took one for the team while stepping inside the real-life home that inspired Amazon.com’s dud of a program Alpha House. For three decades, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) have gotten their bro on in a rundown home near Capitol Hill. From the outside, the home appears like any old neighborhood building; on the inside, little has changed in the years the politicians have called the building home.
As the CNN cameras follow them around the first floor, they point out holes, rat droppings and even Sen. Schumer’s underwear.The three Democrats squeal with glee as they point out that their record collection hasn’t changed since they moved in. Their excuse is that, since they are only D.C. a few nights a week, they don’t need to live in luxury. Not living in luxury is fine, being totally OK with living in squalor is not. Even as a college freshman, I think I was doing laundry on a more consistent basis than these pols.
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