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.
Carla 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.
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.”
OMFG 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!
“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.