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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obama's Lake Geneva getaway

It turns out Barack Obama was in Lake Geneva a few years back, but my guess is few would have recognized him.

Obama's trip to Lake Geneva was revealed recently in a Chicago Sun Times interview.

Barack and Michelle were guests of Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko, 52, a political fundraiser who counted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich among his friends.

Rezko was convicted on federal corruption charges last month in a trial that exposed Illinois' crooked political culture.

In the interview, Obama, still an Illinois legislator at the time, said he spent a day as a guest at Rezko's Lake Geneva summer home.

I took a quick look at the Walworth County online tax records indicate which showed that Rezko has a condo in Lake Geneva's historic Stone Manor.

You can bet if Obama makes a return visit to Lake Geneva, he won't be able to get in and out quite as discreetly.


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