President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)
Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home.
When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari?
Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the place where he can retreat to spectacular beaches and shaved ice — and his presidential vacations there have become a ritual. But now, there’s a chance that Hawaii residents could see him actually taking up residence there again, and in one of the island’s most famous properties, no less: the “Magnum, P.I.”house.
The luxurious beachfront Hawaiian home made famous by the ’80s television series — the backdrop for Tom Selleck’s adventures as a skirt-chasing, freeloading private investigator — was sold this week in a mysterious transaction that involves a prominent Obama friend and one of his major donors.
And while the White House isn’t confirming anything, there’s a lot of talk among residents of Waimanalo, the beachfront area of Honolulu where the property is located, that they’re expecting to see Obama and his family hanging out there once he’s done with the White House.
So, the house is in Hawaii, Obama likes Hawaii, and he’s gonna need a new place to live in a couple years? QED. But, wait, there’s more!
The deed and the mortgage are both signed by Judy Grimanis, KHON reported. Grimanis is an executive assistant at The Vistria Group, a private-equity firm in Chicago run by Marty Nesbitt, a frequent Obama golf and travel partner in Hawaii. Nesbitt is one of Obama’s top 10 golf partners, having played with him 18 times during his presidency, according to records compiled by POLITICO.
I mean, the only way it could have been more obvious—I mean, why would someone who works at a private-equity firm that happens to be owned by a guy who has played golf with Obama 18 times be doing buying property if not as part of a secret plot to transfer it to Obama in two years? I mean, c’mon, right?
None of the documents mention Obama, and the search for clues to confirm the home’s real purpose has turned into a sleuthing exercise worthy of … well, a private investigator.
The White House declined to comment and referred all questions about the sale to Nesbitt. A senior administration official told POLITICO only that “the president is not a party to this transaction.”
This is Benghazi all over again. Why won’t Obama come clean and admit that it’s his place? What does he have to hide?
(On a more serious note, if this is true, how cool would it be? Would you rather live in Robin Masters’ house or on a ranch in Crawford, Texas?)