Thursday, February 07, 2008

Corrections I wish I could have made in Gooding: Unethical purchase of house/land

As I mentioned in a previous post, one individual made a lot of statements that my group was unable to correct during the discussion part of the Gooding County Caucus. I would like to address them...

Statement #2: Obama purchased a very expensive house for a very low price from a crook/slumlord blah blah blah...

Mr. Clinton-supporter, again you've tried to sound like you knew what you were talking about and failed miserably.

"In 2005, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, bid $1.65 million for a house on the south side of Chicago. According to newspaper reports, the owner was also trying to sell an undeveloped parcel of land adjacent to the property Obama was buying, and he wanted the sales of the two to close on the same day. Obama has said that he mentioned he was buying the house to a longtime political patron, Antoin (Tony) Rezko, a developer. Rezko’s wife wound up buying the lot adjacent to Obama’s. At the request of the Obamas, who were seeking a bit more space for their yard, she later sold them a 10-foot wide strip, or about one-sixth, of her land. The Obamas paid $104,500 for it, or about one-sixth of what Mrs. Rezko had paid for the entire property." [More at FactCheck.org]

This information is VERY easy to locate ... FactCheck.org even includes sources. What a concept, don't ya think? Probably not as fun as creative story-telling or blowing things out of proportion or stretching the truth... but it works for me.

1 comment:

B Merry said...

There is a whole lot more to the story and the details until the impending Rezko trial looms have been sketchy. Perhaps some real FACTS from City Hall records would be more meaningful.

See How To Buy A Mansion You Can't Afford.

There's also much, much, much more to the Rezko-Obama saga. Please visit RezkoWatch.