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The Candidates' Homes, an NBS Tour

January 17, 2008 02:59 PM

Of course, Mother Jones put these photos up because they want you to think we're ruled by monied, hypocritical, gas guzzling aristocrats, no matter which party wins.  I'm putting them up because real estate is porn for married people.  So let's begin!

Here's Huckabee's house.  Not surprisingly, the candidate that I like the least has the house I like the least.  It's weighs in at 5,124 square feet, with a deck and a swimming pool.  It's also boring, and has atrocious landscaping:

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Here's Rudy's pad in New York.  I really can't relate to it, but it's got a Walnut-paneled dining room and a cigar room.  I don't smoke, but I like the sound of that.  There's no rule that says you can't use your cigar room as a drinking room.

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The McCains do the tall building thing too, but theirs is a $4.7 mill condo in Phoenix.  They also have a ranch in Sedona, which was profiled in Home & Garden.  I think I also saw it in Architectural Digest a few years ago.  It was nice.  Better than their condo, anyway:

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Turning for a minute to the other side of the aisle, here's Hill and Bill's place in Westchester County.  I have no problems with it, and it certainly comports with whatever their pollster told them to buy.  I just wonder if they've ever seen it themselves?

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Can't you just feel the love radiating off of the Clinton's house?  You know it's just a place of intimate diners for two, and passionate, romantic interludes.  When Hillary's in D.C.

The Obamas' place in Chicago is also nice.  And, it has a 1,000 bottle wine cellar.  Me like the sound of that!  Party at the Obamas!  They need to learn to bring the trash cans back up promptly though.  How rude.

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You've already heard me opine in the hideousness of the Edwards home in North Carolina.  It is too big (21,000 square feet).  And it has an indoor basketball court.  They also have a beach house in North Carolina.  Presumably it's more suitable to his "Two Americas" crap than this is:

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Here's one that's big and tasteful.  It's the Romney's ski retreat in Park City, Utah.  Looks like a house the Bushes would own.  Mitt has residences in several states, I believe.  Mrs. Romney must do a lot of dusting.  Of course, when you don't smoke or drink, what else is there to do?

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NBS is ready to call the winner in the taste department, though.  This is the Thompsons' house in McLean, Virginia.  A seven bedroom, five bath stunner with a real Presidential air.

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Gorgeous.

Comments

Pffft! I live in McLean. Fred blasts his damned stereo all night and he still hasn't given me back my lawnmower that he borrowed last May.

Robbo the Llama Butcher   ·  January 17, 2008 04:33 PM

Why are there so many freshly dug holes in Hillary Clinton's backyard?

Anonymous   ·  January 17, 2008 05:24 PM

Being the city loving liberal that I am -- heh -- I have to say I like the Obamas' Four-Square the best. It's the only one with a front porch and I like front porches. The Huckabee McMansion is blechy.

Jordana   ·  January 17, 2008 05:36 PM

You're a crunchy con, Jordana. I am a crunchy con in many respects too.

NBS   ·  January 17, 2008 05:47 PM

I had no idea the Huckabees live in Mason.

Anonymous   ·  January 18, 2008 09:38 AM

I'd pick the mccain's. But that's because I'm very, very old

Anonymous   ·  January 18, 2008 11:17 PM

My Fave is the Romney's Digs. Big, beautiful, waterfront digs. Love the Starfishes amd kayaks parked out front. The whole thing screams "FUN"! Mrs. Romney must continually be washing towels, I'd say. If you watch some Mitt TV on his website, you can see the inside of it.

Stardust   ·  January 22, 2008 01:44 PM