Sale of just one condo creates a buzz

According to R.E. Graswich, there’s been a buzz that may dampen one of my beefs with our fair governor: he may actually move into a local residence, albeit one where he can still keep an eye on his office.

Top of town: There’s been chatter in city circles, including those in position to know, that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver have been touring the new 15-floor hotel and condo tower under construction at 15th and L streets. Yes, there has been talk about the Austrian Oak buying the penthouse and moving in for the next four years. No, a deal has not been signed. Asked for a response, the governor’s spokesman, Darrell Ng, said: “He does not own and has not bought property there. Other than that, we have no comment.” The hotel is a Marriott Residence Inn with a Randy Paragary bar and kitchen. It opens in a few months. …

This got me thinking–does he like living at the Hyatt so he can intimidate with the Capitol Dome in the background? If that’s a criterion, this may be more than just rumor. Seriously, Arnold, I think most people don’t forget you’re governor. Enough with the dramatic staging–life’s not a press conference.

4 Comments so far

  1. Mr Rob (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 7:53 am

    Is he that chubby short guy? Think I’ve heard of him.

  2. cd (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    Wow, another Paragary establishment. You know, my argument that Sac is full of great, independently owned restaurants is getting weaker by the day. I wonder if he’s like the Don of restaurant mafia here in Sacto – he has first dibs on all new construction projects, good storefronts, etc.

    I also can’t help but let out an immature giggle over the thought of a randy Paragary bar as opposed to a Randy Paragary bar.

  3. Jamus (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

    I heard that Arnold stopped appearing at Paragary restaurants, after Paragary hosted a fundraiser for some Democratic rivals of the governator’s.

  4. Erik (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    It’s okay, he’ll probably go out the back door.

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