Thursday, December 4, 2008

The George Bushes New Digs?

(PRESUMED) BUYERS: George and Laura Bush
LOCATION: Daria Place, Dallas, TX
PRICE: Who knows?
SIZE: 8,501 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Well children, it looks like our soon to be ex-President George Dubya Bush and soon to be former First Lady Laura have finally purchased a post-presidency residence (or two) in Preston Hollow, a swank suburb of Dallas. At least that's what Miss Candy Evans who pens the deelishus Dallas Dirt blog reported this morning. And Miss Candy would likely know children because she is unquestionably the best connected real estate gossip in all of Texas.

According to Miss Candy's report, it appears that the not very popular president and his lovely librarian-like wifey have purchased an 8,501 square foot house on a quiet cul-de-sac called Daria Place. The house in question includes 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and was purchased by a gentleman named Robert A. McCleskey who happens to be the Bush's Midland, TX based accountant and one of Bushes best buddies. The house (picture top courtesy of Dallas Dirt) does not appear to have been on the open market.

Miss Candy also reports that the 4,684 square foot house immediately next door, listed at $1,600,000, has also went under contract last week. Hmm. Inneresting. Miss Candy posits that this second house would be perfect for housing the soon to be ex-president's Secret Service security detail.

An additional feature of these adjacent properties that would be of great benefit to the George Bushes is that they occupy large, private lots at the tail end of a small cul-de-sac which means egress and ingress can be closely monitored by the Secret Service and would possibly allow them to gate the entire street. Another bonus are the two large and lavish estates that back up to the two properties Miss Candy believes were bought by the Bushes, which obviously cuts down on the number of neighbors who might be inclined to let the paps pay them a few bucks to peep over the back fence in order to snap photos of Laura gardening and Dubya doing whatever it is he does.

So far, and not surprisingly, neither the Bushes real estate agent nor their spokes people are whispering a word about their possible purchases. However, Your Mama would bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly and our mean ol' pussy cat Sugar that Miss Candy's deductive detective work is spot on. She usually is.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always imagined it would be hard for him to conduct business (counting the money he made for him and Dick while in office) from the ranch.

Please go back to Texas and stay in Texas.

Apparently, Jeb Bush is considering a run for Senate. This rumor came out just a day or two after he suggested that the GOP should form a secret shadow government to run parallel to the actual government citizens voted into office.

Ugh, the Bush's just need to go away. All of them. Whether they are good or bad, smart or dumb, they should just all go out and get real jobs.

Anonymous said...

According to my well-placed source, Laura Bush has been living at the Plaza Hotel in DC for at least the past year, anyway. So W might be doing whatever it is he does in Dallas tout seul.

He'll still need two houses, though, for the reasons Miss Candy suggests.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that you people complain that Bush should just "go away" when the Clintons have done EVERYTHING in their power to NOT go away. Then again, we've never had a couple in the WH as power hungry as they are. No one even comes close.

Anonymous said...

The rich do not house their security.

And I thought Laura was living at the Mayflower.

The question is, who gets the big house, and who gets the little house.

MAMA WE love you BUT 'the other house has GONE to contract'

Anonymous said...

House was purchased in early October for $2.07 million.

Anonymous said...

Smoking gun has aerial photos and more details.

Anonymous said...

Look immediately South of W's new digs is a humongous mansion that dwarf's W's humble digs.

Jimmy said...

Re: HUGE MANSION next to W's Diggs. It's owned by billionare Thomas Hicks who has a serious connection to Bush

In April 1989, the Rangers' owner, oil tycoon Eddie Chiles, sold the team to an investment group that included George W. Bush. Bush would serve as the Rangers' managing general partner until he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. Chiles was a friend of the Bush family. After hearing Chiles planned to sell the team, Bush headed a group of investors that bought the team. He secured his share of the Rangers, less than 2-percent equity, by borrowing $500,000.

In 1998, Tom Hicks bought the team. Bush received nearly $15 million from the sale, mostly due to a generous 10-percent bonus of the purchases price, which was $250 million.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dallascad.org/AcctDetailRes.aspx?ID=00000415117000000

This is a link to the house at the Dallas County courthouse.

Anonymous said...

12:26 - It might have something to do with Bush being one of the least popular presidents (if not THE least - I read he was about to pass the previous record holder for least popular a month or so ago). Clinton on the other hand was a very popular president, except among the panty-in-a-wad Repunganants who were pissed they didn't succeed in kicking him out of office for getting a blow job.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:09:

The Washington Plaza is a little too modern for Mrs. Bush. I would possibly believe this rumor if it were stated that she is staying at the Willard (a favorite of first families and virtually across the street from the white house -- rumor has it that it has a tunnel to the white house, which would make even more sense so that she could keep up appearances) or Blair House.

Anonymous said...

11:29 AM, well said, my thoughts exactly. George W. and a number of his administration belong sitting in a maximum security prison awaiting a firing squad for high treason. The whole family needs to just disappear and stay there so we can start to heal, restore our lost credibility, and forget the past 8 years ever happened.

AZ in Dallas said...

FYI: DUBYA's neighbor is Tom Hicks, the billionaire that bought the Rangers from George. Also is Gene Phillips is who is really rich too.

brooklawn dr. said...

The sooner he leaves, the better.

He'll go down as the WORST US President ever. He didn't keep us safe as 9-11 happened on his watch, torture, economic depression, response to Katrina and the most morally corrupt to the core administration ever.

Happy to see him in such a nice house and away from our wonderful Nation's Capital.

Anonymous said...

The house from aerial views looks pretty modest for the area. Pretty similar to Reagans home in Malibu or the Clintons in Chappaqua. Whoever said 911 happened during his watch must not read the news. The first WTC attack happened during Clinton and al quada also attacked the USS cole during Clintons watch as well. Not blaming either Clinton or Bush but with the vast amount of threats the CIA intercepts it would be extremely hard for any organization to stop everything from happening.

Anonymous said...

Reagans in Bel Air I meant.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mr. Obama will not be shutting down the NSA warrentless domestic spying program. Will you Bush haters be calling for his impeachment too?

Anonymous said...

The Bushes lived in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas before he was governor and this part of town is FULL of people like Ross Perot (west of this house at 10444 Strait Lane) and Mark Cuban (south of this house at the corner of Hollow Way & Deloache - 5424 Deloache to be exact), among many others. It's known as the estate area of Dallas, although the house the Bushes are rumored to be buying is, at only a little over $2M, relatively modest. Ross Perot's house is valued at $24M and Mark Cuban's at $18M. Remember that Dallas real estate values are modest when compared to most major cities. I love that part of town...

StPaulSnowman said...

well..........that tree in the front yard looks nice.

Viva! said...

I hope Bush and whoever lives with him (Laura, you have my respect for tolerating that mess, I hope your days are filled with sunshine and rainbows...seriously) enjoys the house and stays the HELL out of public life.

I'm with Anonymous 11:29, I just would like the Bush family to go away. Be rich, shut the fuck up and be gone from public life.

Anonymous said...

Wait -- I'm trying to decipher the ad libs. Are you saying they have purchased four homes? That's how I figure.

Anonymous said...

The attack on US soil on September 11 killing 3,000 Americans happened on George Bush's watch.

He didn't keep us safe. That is the fact.

Anonymous said...

i jack off everyday

Anonymous said...

Whether this house was on the open market, the Boeckmans, who are the previous owners, bought another house in July of this year, so it makes you think this house was on the market--even if not actively listed on the MLS. The Boekmans "new" house is 7,100+ square foot house on Clearlake Drive which is fairly close to Daria Place.

Anonymous said...

Article today in Dallas newspaper:

"Bushes confirm purchase of Dallas home in Preston Hollow"

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/DN-laura_04nat.State.Edition1.129bae9.html?ocp=2#slcgm_comments_anchor

Anonymous said...

I have a strong feeling that the Bushs will indeed "go away." Republican Presidents, vice Presidents and their wives usually do. It's the idiot Democrats like Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore etc. who can't seem to walk away from the spotlight.

Mad As Hell said...

Maybe Republican presidents and vice presidents "go away" because they're embarrassed about how they screwed things up...

I mean, come on, Dan Quayle? Dick Cheney? Dubya? Richard Nixon? Spiro Angnew? Yeah, those are some names to be proud of.

Spotlight hogs or not, the world community actually appreciates, cares about, and benefits from the work done by Jimmy Carter (housing and foreign relations), Al Gore (global warming) and Bill Clinton (AIDS and more).

What's Dan Quayle doing that's so great? What contributions did Nixon make after being booted? How about 41? What's he done that's so admirable? What are Dubya's plans?

Say what you want about Bill Clinton's big ego and his crazy sex ways, at least he didn't run this country into the fucking toilet.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE ALL SO F'G PATHETIC WITH YOUR HARSH COMMENTS....

Trudy Styler said...

Well that's the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it?

Don't care for the Bushes myself, but this looks like a nice set up for them and Preston Hollow is very nice.

Anonymous said...

Mad as Hell perhaps you forgot about the fiasco Carter left us with yet he inserts his useless ass into national issues on a regular basis.

Mad as Hell said...

Well, fair enough. Jimmy Carter may well have his buffoonish moments and he may not have left at an economic high point, but he absolutely does not have the malignant characteristics and dark cynicism of people like Nixon and Agnew not to mention presidential puppeteer Dick Cheney.

StPaulSnowman said...

If you are going to ramble on about all of these people, at least offer a link to photos of their homes so that the rest of us can get what we came for.

Anonymous said...

A comment by a neighbor from the article linked above:
"We will welcome everyone: lawyers, restaurant owners or leaders of the free world. Come on in,"
Gee, I don't see any teachers, cops, bartenders, mechanics listed in the description of whom she welcomes. I guess her definition of "everyone" is "everyone with a net worth in the millions who also happens to be repugnican".

I hate phony people.

Anonymous said...

And for the record, bush IS the worst president in US history and belongs behind bars for the rest of his life.

Anonymous said...

Yup 8:28. Let the Bush apologists deceive themselves. 8 in 10 people in this country don't agree with them, and that includes a large number of genuinely patriotic Republicans.

Anonymous said...

I thought Laura Bush's press person or whatever it is called confirmed their purchase of these homes yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Good gosh, you tinfoil hat-wearing libbie-types sure killed a nice real estate intel column with all your blithering Antibushmania. Mama, just go on to the next topic so these nutters can drift back into their respective Xanax hazes.

As someone smarter than me put it, you all are "emotionally attached to a fact pattern that simply is not true."

Anonymous said...

what? you don't think mama is a republican I hope?

a fact pattern that is untrue? please. that insults the intelligence of anyone who disagrees with bush and as you well know, almost 80 percent of this country disagrees with bush...even his own party won't come to his aid now. I guess it's the 80 percent who are wrong and the 20 who are right in their bush protectionism?

Anonymous said...

The lucky neighbors will get great security......for life....Tourists will be kept away, as I hear it's a small street that can be closed off.

Hippie Canyon said...

Its craptacular! The same lack of charm as their mega-ranch mess in Crawford. I imagine Stepford wife Laura will be looking for her own hideway somewhere in Florida. She would fit well in some wacked-out town like Celebration FL. Then W and Condy could finally shack up in this glorified brick shithouse.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:56 said, "A comment by a neighbor from the article linked above: "We will welcome everyone: lawyers, restaurant owners or leaders of the free world. Come on in," Gee, I don't see any teachers, cops, bartenders, mechanics listed in the description of whom she welcomes. I guess her definition of "everyone" is "everyone with a net worth in the millions who also happens to be repugnican".

I hate phony people."

I don't think she was being "phony" - I think she was trying to say something nice and the reason she didn't mention any of the middle or working class professions you mentioned is that NONE of them could even begin to afford a house in Preston Hollow and she knows it. It has nothing to do being Republican or Democrat.

I'm anxious to see what happens with the house next door that just sold for $1.6M. It's a teardown in that area.

Anonymous said...

Posted above: "Its craptacular! The same lack of charm as their mega-ranch mess in Crawford."

I'm not defending Bush, Jr. and am glad to see him go but his house in Crawford an architecturally designed contemporary and is gorgeous, not a "mega-ranch mess." The house he always stood in front of during ranch press conferences is a prop - some old house somewhere on the ranch - NOT the one they really live in.

I think their new Dallas house is attractive.

SigourneyBeaver said...

I thought the Worst President In History was going to his digs in Paraguay. Personally, even that isn't far enough away.
Texas sure has more than it's fair share of sh*theads living there.

Anonymous said...

Dallas isn't Texas!! You don't get the real feel of Texas until you get south of Austin, Dallas is all transplants... I'm surprised George W. would want to live there.

SitDownKaren said...

His grin is creepy. It's like everything is a joke to him.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how the "lucky neighbors" really feel about the national village idiot moving in next to them. The neighborhood sounds like a den of thieves! He should fix in just fine.

However, I am sure they don't want guilt by association laid on them with Bush as a neighbor. Who would really want to live next to this person and his record of pure greed, hate, and incompetence?

I hope he got a good price with the real estate market that he helped artificially pump up and than destroy. He should have got a good deal with the ill gotten blood oil money and tax dollars from the team sales that he has squirreled away.

Also, I love the name of the street that they bought the two houses behind them. They WON'T use that name as a mailing address.

Viva! said...

I wanted to add that it isn't a surprise they didn't settle in Houston, after the witch hunt that landed 80something Oscar Wyatt (a Democrat) behind bars for a year y'all just KNOW international social diva Lynn Wyatt put the kibosh on the Bush's storming Houston society.

Yes, I truly believe Lynn Wyatt could out-screw over the President of the United States...well...at least this particular president.

Anonymous said...

i have a question.

why would the LEAST popular president in US history, and (arguably) the most HATED man in the WORLD advertise the address of where he'll be living once he leaves the White House?

even with the Secret Service, does this make sense?

or could this be a "bait-and-switch" kind of deal for security purposes -- to throw off the haters?

just curious.

if were "dubya", i'd be worried.

Anonymous said...

After the reign of Bush, me thinks they ought to reverse the law that took affect in 2000 about former presidents only getting 10 years of protection after leaving office. Clinton still gets it for life and he was one of the most well-like Presidents of late -- even after repeated attempts by his enemies to "throw him under the bush" during his time in office.

I guess good ol' Dubya is done fooling the country (mostly his right-wing supporters) and no longer needs to ranch to pretend like he is some kind of cowboy and aligned with his supporters. Now he can resume the private life he always lived: one of excess and greed.

It's hard to be dirty in business when you're isolated on a ranch...

Anonymous said...

preston hollow is disgusting. the neighborhood covenant did not allow "people of color" to live there until 2000, unless they were servants. gross. just plain gross. they can have him.

average joe :[) said...

Wat about people with no money?????

Can I live there?????

Anonymous said...

You can't hide where they are going to live. Everybody will know, so you just do your best to make the place as secure as possible. That's life.....

Anonymous said...

Preston Hollow and other nouveau riche areas are NOTHING compared to Highland Village area of Dallas. That is THE pinnacle of Dallas real estate. Very OLD money in that zip code. The Bushes and their ilk wouldn't even be allowed in this refined neighborhood. All the gauche boors and louts live outside Highland Park. Thank God for selective neighbors. The real power players live in Highland Park. The wanna be's live elsewhere. A side note : the same architect laid out Highland Park,TX and Beverly Hills,CA.

Anonymous said...

WHY DOES EVERYONE CONVENIENTLY FORGET THAT CLINTON WAS PRESIDENT THE FIRST FUCKING TIME THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS ATTACKED?????? WHY DIDN'T HE FUCKING FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN????