Thursday, August 21, 2008

On opening doors...

On my way to a Norm Coleman rally here in St. Cloud, I heard Fox News headline its top of the hour story something like this: "John McCain left the door open, and Barack Obama ran right through it."

Yes, in a desperate attempt to project his own relational inadequacies, Obama tried to paint John McCain as an "out of touch elitist"

Said the Obamessiah:
"I guess if you think being rich means you've got to make $5 million and if you don't know how many houses you have, it's not surprising you might think the economy is fundamentally strong." He returned to the McCain remark later, saying of teachers: "Most teachers hold themselves accountable. They didn't go into teaching to make money. They don't have seven houses."
Not only did Senator McCain did leave the door open on this issue, and not only did Obama run through it, but in a manner reminiscent of a Tom & Jerry cartoon, Obama ran through the whole house, through the open back door, and then proceeded to run off the cliff in the backyard:
Obama Engaged In Deal With Convicted Felon To Get Deal On House That Had Four Fireplaces And A Wine Cellar:

Obama Paid $300,000 Less Than The Asking Price For His Mansion, While Tony Rezko's Wife Paid Full Price For A Vacant Lot Next Door On The Very Same Day. "Two years ago, Obama bought a mansion on the South Side, in the Kenwood neighborhood, from a doctor. On the same day, [Antoin 'Tony'] Rezko's wife, Rita Rezko, bought the vacant lot next door from the same seller. The doctor had listed the properties for sale together. He sold the house to Obama for $300,000 below the asking price. The doctor got his asking price on the lot from Rezko's wife." (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07)
The McCain campaign quickly retorted the Obama camp's desperation-laden non-issue attack with this:

Not to mention that Obama just got back from a "Joe Sixpack" type vacation on a Hawaiian beach, travelling on a private plane.

Perhaps when one lives in a house bought under shady circumstances from a convicted felon, one should be careful not to cast too many stones, eh Barry?