September 23, 2012

Hillsborough: Perfect Place for a Mitt Romney Fundraiser

The San Francisco Chronicle breathlessly reports that the Mitt Romney For President Campaign (nickname: UnMittigated Disaster) paid a visit to the Real Bay Area.  The Romneys were welcomed by co-hosts Meg Whitman and George Shultz… and a very SF Bay protest group.

Romney collects funds in Hillsborough

120922-romney-protestCarla Marinucci, SF Chronicle; Updated 12:45 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has had a trying week, what with the surfacing of a video in which he appears to dismiss 47 percent of Americans as government freeloaders.

So he was probably looking forward to being among friends at a high-dollar fundraiser in Hillsborough Friday evening. But in the solidly Democratic Bay Area that meant he first had to experience an enthusiastic greeting from about two dozen protesters as his motorcade drove through the wealthy neighborhood where the event was held.

Some of those protesters carried signs reminding him of the video, in which Romney appears to denigrate supporters of President Obama. Others jabbed at his release Friday of his 2011 tax returns.

120922-romney-blockshopperWhat this article neglects to cover is the Hillsborough house.  Fear not!  Burbed has #factchecked the reportage!

The house used for Romney’s fundraiser belongs to Ada Regan and is, according to the Los Angeles Times, “a 13,820-square foot manse with nine bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms…”  And what did Mr. Romney think of it?

Speaking about a dinner held for him in the Bay Area the previous night, Romney noted on Saturday that the driveway to the estate appeared at least a mile long.

“It’s like, Oh my goodness, how in the world? And then we came to the home, and it was like San Simeon, you know, the Hearst Castle,” Romney told donors at a different fundraiser on Saturday. “It was this beautiful home with gardens, manicured gardens, and a pool and a topiary and so forth.”

120922-romney-satelliteOMFG Oh my goodness! A topiary!  Bet they don’t have those in La Jolla.  You know what else they don’t have?  A house on 48.26 acres. Check this parcel out (right)!

We also arranged for a UAV with a camera to bring you these ultra-secret aerial photos of the house itself.  (Drones: they’re not just for assassinations anymore!) Remember, no mile-long driveway can keep Burbed from reporting to you on current house events!  The only way to stay off this page is to keep your house off the entire internet!

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“Bunus:” Zillow thinks this ginormous house on 2 million square feet of land is worth five million dollars.  That would be about right if the house came with one acre.  Can’t win them all, Zillow.

Now, let’s take two recent items in the news.

  • Secret video of Romney taken at a Florida fundraiser causes no end of headaches for the Republican Presidential candidate
  • The iPhone 5 is released yesterday

Hmmm.  Are you thinking what we’re thinking?  Keep an eye on YouTube for more amazing MittVid in full 1080p.

Comments (15) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

15 Responses to “Hillsborough: Perfect Place for a Mitt Romney Fundraiser”

  1. PK Says:

    “That would be about right if the house came with one acre.” – Or without a topiary. The Zillow algorithm unfairly punishes topiaries.

  2. SEA Says:

    Hasn’t Mitt heard of P*** A***?

  3. SV Shopper Says:

    If you don’t want all your money going to taxes, you should still consider voting for the guy who doesn’t like to pay taxes.

  4. nomadic Says:

    #3, depends on whether most of your income is from passive sources or if you earn a living (and given that you’re constantly being outbid on houses, you must be a working stiff).

    It isn’t that Mitt doesn’t “like” paying taxes, he just wants to shift them to the little people. See Paul Ryan for details, he can’t be bothered.

  5. Chuck H Says:

    Obama speaks of fair taxes, however exempts all unions from having to pay for Obama-Care! not very fair. Obama called Bush unAmerican for adding $4 Trillion to our debt in 8 years, but then Obama adds $6 Trillion in 3 years-WOW! Obama spoke out against Gay marriage up to last month-Just in time for the election. spoke out against illegals but just in time for the vote changes his mind. Obama will say anything to stay in power. He can’t run on his record so he attacks Romney. I’m an independent voter here in the Bay area and I refuse to Drink Obama’s Kool-Aid!

  6. Banker East Says:

    If you make a New York or Bay Area income, electing Obama would be like shooting yourself in the foot. Your hard earned money would be used to feed the bottom 47 percenter just like Romney says.

  7. madhaus Says:

    You’re so right. Much more humane to just let them all starve to death, if they don’t die from unaffordable illness first.

  8. Banker East Says:

    If I want to live in a socialist country, I can do better.

  9. SEA Says:

    Yes, America needs a Final Solution for the “bottom 47 percenters.”

  10. Crissa Says:

    Thanks, Chuck, do you have a citation for that? No? Then everyone should rightly know you’re lying. I swear, it’s like they have bots that home in on key words and splat down crap.

    Also, isn’t that the most hideous building?

  11. madhaus Says:

    How could it be hideous when it’s pink?

  12. CB Says:

    I’m not sure I get the implication here. Is Obama a populist because he rakes in his millions from the relatively low income inhabitants of Atherton?

  13. nomadic Says:

    Already got to Nazis with nine posts??? That must be some kind of record.

  14. SEA Says:

    It took many more than nine posts!

  15. shaniqua Says:

    You just tax them white mofos until I get mine! Ya heard?


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