Bernie Wore His Meme Jacket To The Inauguration

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The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States will be remembered for the stirring turn of verse from Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Jennifer Lopez’ inspiring rendition of “This Land is Your Land,” and  the weep-inducing sight of a the first time ever that a woman has put her hand on the bible and taken that inaugural oath of office. Yet one of the most cantankerously comforting sights of the day was that of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who wears the same fuckin’ jacket everyday from November through April, looking resplendently not-at-all glamorous in his “I am once again asking…” jacket.   

Senator Sanders, who probably owns like two jackets total, got this particular jacket from a Burlington, Vermont-based snowboard apparel company called Burton.  

Burton does have a San Francisco store on Haight Street, but good luck finding the Bernie-style, grandpa-core, off-grey version.

His mittens, which were also quite the rage on Twitter, were handmade by a Vermont school teacher, whose kid used to get daycare from Sanders’ daughter-in-law

Bernie has been wearing them for two years, and the mittens do of course have their own Twitter account.

Seeing Bernie just sitting on a folding chair and looking fairly disinterested, holding a manila envelope of newspaper clippings that he thought might like to put up on your fridge with magnets,  does make us wonder what could have been. But later this afternoon, a devoted Socialist in a very boring jacket and a wacky set of free mittens becomes the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and that is a very historic and powerful thing.


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