Here’s an amazing little revelation from Thomas Lifson in the American Thinker.. Remember that little land deal that his frend Tony Rezko did Obama a big favor about? It wasn’t an adjacent “undeveloped lot” it was OBAMA’S BACKYARD.
Obama’s Rezko deal: the view from above
courtesy Google EarthAs can be seen, the house and the adjacent lot are landscaped as one property. There appears to be a wall around both properties together, enclosing the house and its side yard. There appears to be no access from the street to the property Rezko purchased except through the Obamas’ driveway. It is, in other words, the yard of the Obamas’ house.Rather than merely purchasing a separate lot, Rezko appears to have purchased the yard of the Obama manse, and allowed them to live in the house+yard property, amounting to a gift (or loan, if you will) of considerable value.
Reportedly, since purchasing a strip of the Rezko lot for $104,500 when the deal became public, the Obamas have errecte3d a fence on the dividing line between the two properties. That is not visibly reflected in the Google Earth picture, though.