Obama lands at the swank Miami castle of the former NBA star to dig for gold. Interesting pool report filed by Kara Rowland of the Washington Times.
After an uneventful 27-minute motorcade, pool arrived at 5:07 p.m. at the home of retired Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning for a private fundraiser to benefit the DCCC and two-term incumbent Rep. Ron Klein. Pool did not see POTUS but assumes he arrived as well.
The NBA legend’s gated Coral Gables neighborhood was lined with palm trees and imposing, white box-like mansions. As pool was ushered in, some members caught a glimpse of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh upstairs on a luxurious balcony. We passed by tables set up under a huge white tent, situated for a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay. Island music played as a few guests waited at the seats, with most empty. Two wooden, upscale hammock/couches were spotted on the lawn.
Pool is holding now in the unfinished basement crawl space of Alonzo Mourning. As one might imagine, it is vast and contains a wide array of possessions. Spotted by pool are dozens of pairs of size 17 sneakers piled up, a huge stack of Christmas decorations, tires and what appear to be childrens’ toys. Some old treadmills are stacked in the corner of the room.
Apologies for the delay in sending this — there have been numerous technical issues with wireless access down here. We are now relocating to vans because of it.