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Video: Sanders Imitates Monster, Impersonates George Steinbrenner


Sanders appears on Bloomberg TV's "With All Due Respect." - SCREENSHOT
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  • Sanders appears on Bloomberg TV's "With All Due Respect."
Any reporter who's tried to interview Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) knows that what he hates more than anything are questions about Bernie Sanders the Human Being. If such an entity, in fact, exists.

As Mark Leibovich put it in his excellent 2007 profile of the recently sworn-in senator:

Sanders crinkles his face whenever a conversation veers too long from this kind of “important stuff” and into the “silly stuff,” like clothes and style. “I do not like personality profiles,” Sanders told me during our first conversation. 
So props to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann — the first-rate political journalists who brought you Game Change — for revealing another side of Sanders on their new Bloomberg TV show, "With All Due Respect."

Which side, exactly, did they reveal?

The side that makes scary monster noises at his grandchildren. And was a high school track star. And can't quite answer whether he'd be more inclined to vote for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for president — or lefty MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz.

Here's the monster clip:

Halperin and Heilemann even goaded Sanders into reading a few lines from "Seinfeld" to determine whether the senator actually voiced the faceless George Steinbrenner. 

Sanders was a very good sport, but suffice it to say he looked deeply, deeply uncomfortable throughout the interview.

You can (and should) watch the whole thing here by scrolling down a bit and looking for the latest episode of WADR.

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