As a noted Occupy Wall Street fan, Slate’s Matt Yglesias is big time sympathizer with the 99%. He stands up for the normal people fighting the overpaid doctors and other wealthy people. He is arm in arm with the brave souls who speak truth to power — even if that truth requires defecating on a police car.
With such an egalitarian vision, we assume that Yglesias lives a normal life, far from the decadent 1% fat cats who are dragging this nation down.
Actually — hold that thought — look what turned up in the latest issue of the Washingtonian.
Journalist and political blogger Matthew Yglesias bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Q Street in Logan Circle for $1.2 million. In a converted Victorian rowhouse, the unit has original exposed-brick walls and a private patio. Yglesias writes about business and the economy for Slate.
No, Matt, no! We thought you were down with the Occupiers.
$1.2 million dollars? That’s, like, even more than Dr. Evil wanted! There are so many better uses for that cash. I mean, that would totally buy, like, two years worth of bong hits for all your friends from the Occupy camp. Like, spread the wealth, dude!
— The Desert Rat (@Dave_Taft) March 21, 2013
— Rev. Dr. E Buzz (@RevDrEBuzz) March 21, 2013
— Tim Shutters (@TimShutters) March 21, 2013
@mattyglesias just heard about the condo purchase. Must be nice to be a 1%. Couldn’t you have settled for something less and helped the poor
— Jake (@Jake_Sam) March 21, 2013
— midtowngirl (@_Midtowngirl) March 21, 2013
— nickgillespie (@nickgillespie) March 21, 2013
— Shereen ◆ شيرين شفيع (@shereenTshafi) March 21, 2013
Congrats to @mattyglesias for either coming from money or making a lot of it by complaining about those who come from or make a lot of it.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 21, 2013
It’s okay Matt, we know your heart’s in the right place. We know you’re fighting against all the other filthy rich people. Even if you’ve got a big fancy house in an exclusive neighborhood, you’re still one of us. You’re not dropping $10 million on a condo like Chelsea Clinton did. Besides, $1.2 million is more like the 98th percentile, so maybe you can still be in the 99%.
You’re totally going to invite all the homeless Occupy people to your next dinner party, right?