Elizabeth Warren demonstrated her small-d democratic cred by flying out of gate 35X at Washington’s National airport. She suffers just like the rest of us.
But what about the feeling when you run into a co-worker at the airport unexpectedly, you awkwardly try to figure out how much you need to interact. What if you’re heading out on the same flight, do you have to leave the lounge at the same time and walk together? Will they be seated near you on the plane? What if the co-worker is up for the same promotion that you are?
Warren experienced just that as she and Bernie Sanders wound up not just on the same flight, but seated right behind the other in window seats — 15A and 16A — near the left wing of the aircraft.
Off2Miami! @BernieSanders in Seat 15A Thought Bubble: "Is she going to kick my chair? I know she's going to kick my chair! Elizabeth, don't even think of kicking my chair!" @ewarren in 16A Thought Bubble: "I'm going to kick it the exact moment he thinks I won't." @thehill pic.twitter.com/jOTAJSyIwu
— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) June 21, 2019
The guy next to Senator Sanders realizes he’s about to have his picture all over the internet. Warren wonders whether a socialist would selfishly recline his seat? After all, he doesn’t deserve the ability to recline that he’s lucked into. And Sanders is thinking how much better the meals are when you charter your own plane.
Warren closed her window shade, perfect for working on her next policy proposal. Sanders gazes out the window dreaming of the heady days of the Third International. Meanwhile the guy in 18A sure looks like Mayor Pete.