“I understand that Sen. McCain was asked yesterday this question, ‘how many houses do you own?,’ and he couldn’t answer that question. He couldn’t count high enough apparently to even know how many houses he owns,” said Kaine.
That’s the best these guys can do? This could be the wimpiest attempt at a character attack in the history of politics.
Barack Obama now famously quipped, “if they bring a knife, we bring a gun.” Well, we’re bringing, “not ready to lead” and they bring Tim Kaine, circa the first grade.
And since we’re talking real estate, I call on Senator Obama to release how much money he paid to his campaign donor for the use of her luxury, $8 million Hawaii beach house last week.
According to Obama’s campaign, the Hawaii-born senator paid for the 10-bedroom, 1-acre compound using his personal funds at “market” value to rent the home for a week for his family and friends. The property is valued at $8 million.
The campaign declined to provide the amount Obama paid, though rentals of that size in that area could go for thousands of dollars a night.
The owner of Obama’s weeklong rental is a California investor, Jill Higgins, who has contributed nearly $30,000 to political parties and the Democratic National Committee since 2000. Higgins contributed $2,300 to Obama’s campaign since last year, federal campaign records show.
But campaign officials say Obama did not know Higgins and booked the rental through a Hawaii-based rental company.
Higgins, a general partner of Lakeside Enterprises, a private investment company based in Burbank, Calif., could not be reached for comment this week. She is listed on the board of trustees on the Natural Resources Defense Council, a environmental action organization, along with actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Redford.
Or, maybe the rent is so high that Barack Obama can’t count it?