California dreamin’? Mitt Romney buys La Jolla home

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This story lives at the rarely traveled intersection of trophy Southern California real estate and political intrigue. Is it important? Time will tell.

From the incomparable political blog Top of the Ticket: ‘Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts and a current silent candidate to become Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential running mate, is also about to become a Californian.’

‘A Southern Californian.’

‘The Romneys await closing on a home in La Jolla on the oceanfront, of course. Are there any other kind there?

‘According to, the savior of the Salt Lake City Olympics and a self-made multimillionaire has decided to pour a few more of his millions into a home in that oceanfront community in the state that just happens to have the most electoral votes.


‘Or maybe he just wants to watch the seals sun themselves.’

Interesting stuff.

Hat tip: The irrepressible Andrew Malcolm, via e-mail.
Photo: Los Angeles Times