That’s the poop and scuttlebut from Waimanalo, on the island of Oahu:
A well-known Waimanalo home has been sold, but the big question is who is the buyer? The talk around town points to President Barack Obama, and there is a connection between the president and the buyer of this multi-million dollar estate. Waimanalo is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful Windward Oahu beaches.
“We enjoy this. I don’t know if it will be the same. If it’s the same, it’s all good,” said Waimanalo resident Uncle Nawai.
Or not, as the case may be:
The sale of the Waimanalo property named Pahonu has people talking about potential changes to their community. “It started a couple of weeks ago with people saying, ‘Have you heard who is buying the place?'”said Waimanalo resident Lee Siegel. According to state records, the home was just bought by Waimanalo Paradise LLC, and the man who purchased it was Seth Madorsky, a Chicago attorney who has ties to President Obama. The property was then sold to another limited liability corporation in Colorado.
Oahu residents are familiar with the impact the President has when he visits, so many are wondering what would happen if he has a home here. “He’s going to be protected by the Secret Service all the time, there will be all kinds of traffic woes,” said Nawai.
For starters, yeah. Still, there are always die-hard Obamabots who would welcome the arrival of His Serene Highness, the Emperor Hussein II:
“People are wondering what the security situation will be like, and will they be stopped every time they come home. I’m thrilled about it. I’m a fan. I think it is great, not just for Waimanalo and me, but for the state,” said Siegel. Siegel has lived a house away from Pahonu for the past four years. He’s used to the property attracting attention — after all, it is the estate featured in the “Magnum P.I.” television series.
The home was built in 1933 on three acres. It features a tennis court — and a separate bath house and boat house. It was owned by Eve Anderson and sold for $8.7 million. The estate accesses a protected beach, one that is hard for other people to reach — even from neighboring properties. The Pahonu estate has some seclusion, but the neighborhood still has that laid-back Waimanalo atmosphere.
“People are friendly with each other. It’s got a good vibe. People watch out for one another, so he’ll fit right in,” added Siegel.
Because watching out for others is exactly what Obama does.