Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama bad

A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

A company related to Mr Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the loan to Mr Obama's bagman Antoin "Tony" Rezko on May 23 2005. Mr Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million.

Mr Obama says he never used Mrs Rezko's still-empty lot, which could only be accessed through his property. But he admits he paid his gardener to mow the lawn.
Mrs Rezko, whose husband was widely known to be under investigation at the time, went on to sell a 10-foot strip of her property to Mr Obama seven months later so he could enjoy a bigger garden.

Mr Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a “boneheaded mistake”.

Well, you have to go across the pond to find a "sinister" pic of Obama, but there it is. First of all, a "mock"Georgian mansion? What makes it "mock?" The fact that it isn't in Georgia? Just wondering.

But I digress.

It seems Mr. Rezko has bankrolled Obama's political since it's start WAY back in the mid 90's. Where does one find these millionaires/billionaires to finance one's life? Is there a millionaire facebook? I want a mock Georgian mansion too!

Opps. Digressing again.

Mr. Rezko goes on trail March 3rd for all those pesky things millionaires get into trouble for, kickbacks, corruption, and the like.

No direct wrongdoing connected to Obama yet, except maybe getting that mansion at a big discount, a $300,000 discount because you can't really find a nice place for $1.6 million anymore. We all know that.

via NRO