Skip to comments.Pundit faces foreclosure (Andrew Sullivan)
Posted on 12/03/2004 7:45:22 AM PST by Trippin
Property owned by The New Republic senior editor and well-known political pundit and Internet blogger Andrew Sullivan is now on the town of Provincetown's tax title list. (Scanned article. Click link for more info).
Maybe the escrow agent for his mortgage forgot to pay? That's what usually happens.
That's possible. Somehow I think it's unlikely that Sullivan can't afford the back taxes. Just thought it was interesting.
By the way, here is the link again (previous line wasn;t converted to hyperlink) :
Well, everyone knows that taxes are only for us little people. Just ask Leona Helmsley.
I guess Sullivan's a public figure (barely), so he's stuck with having to deal with this, but he hasn't been sued and he hasn't been arrested and (I would guess) no one except perhaps him is going to lose money on the deal if/when the foreclosure goes through or he catches up on the back taxes.
As another poster noted, it's quite possible that this is an escrow mistake, and that Sullivan is guilty of not monitoring his situation closely enough (if that were a crime 50% of American adults would be in jail).
This is on about the same level (to me) as John Fund having a heated falling-out with his girlfriend. So?
I just refinanced my house and received the escrow payout; the first thing I did was to go online and make sure my taxes were current as I must pay them out of pocket now; took all of five minutes to see that I am current until Mar 1, 2005 and I can even pay online.