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Ear to the Ground

Is Bush Dallas Bound?

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Posted on Dec 4, 2008
thesmokinggun.com

The Smoking Gun has the scuttlebutt on the president’s new $2 million home in Dallas. Should he need to borrow a cup of sugar, Bush can call on billionaire neighbor Tom Hicks, who succeeded him as owner of the Texas Rangers.


The Smoking Gun via Political Wire:

The property was purchased for $2.07 million in early-October by Robert McCleskey, the president’s accountant, who is listed as trustee on deed records. Built in 1959, the home has been improved with a detached garage (1150 square feet), servants quarters (896 square feet), and a storage building (240 square feet). While the Bush property certainly appears comfortable, it is dwarfed by the 20-acre estate it abuts. That sprawling property (seen here) is owned by billionaire investor Tom Hicks, who, in 1998, purchased the Texas Rangers from a partnership in which Bush held a stake (the deal netted the future president about $15 million).

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By Barbara, January 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm Link to this comment
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You should hear yourselves. Democrats/Liberals claim to be “tolerant” of others all the while pointing fingers at Republicans and judging how intolerant they are. The truth is libs are only tolerant of those who believe just like they do. That is as hypocritical and judgemental as the very religions you often scoff at and make fun of.  Tolerant indeed. Ha!

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By davidperi, December 6, 2008 at 11:57 am Link to this comment

Hey…what about the ranch?  I wanted “W” to mend fences and clear brush when he retires. He mentioned in one of his interviews with ABC or CBS that he dreamed of doing some kind of humanitarian work overseaes.  I suggested several months ago on this site that “W” should head to Iraq to start his work.

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By hippy pam, December 6, 2008 at 10:49 am Link to this comment

Some one..Remind me-AGAIN- of the REASONS WE-THE PEOPLE-of the U.S.A. are STILL ALLOWING “ole bullshit” to “rip off” AMERICA?????

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By 1twenty1, December 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment
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I know Laura and GW will adopt several parentless, maimed Iraqi children to brighten their new lives there.

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By Molly, NYC, December 5, 2008 at 1:43 pm Link to this comment
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Clinton’s the last president who gets it for life.

So after 2019, if he leaves that house (or any other), even just to go to the post office or something, he does it alone.

The good people of Texas have loose carry laws, and many of them have long memories. For Bush (assuming he doesn’t wind up at the Hague first), it’s going to be like house arrest for the rest of his life—only not as safe.

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By wagonjak, December 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment
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...as in the rest of the country, but the view from the air and the size of the estate sure make it look like a much more expensive place…

Did little Bushie get a reduced price on this from his Ranger buddy? I suspect this is the case…

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By wagonjak, December 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm Link to this comment
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And the real suburban Bush will re-imerge…the whole “heroic ranch schtick” was only for media consumption…Bush always hated horses, and I’m sure Laura wants to get back to city living…

The Crawford ranch will remain as a place for little Bushie to retreat to when Laura throws him out of the Dallas home for getting drunk!

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By Louise, December 5, 2008 at 9:28 am Link to this comment

Darn! There goes the neighborhood!

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