Hot Rumor: Obama Could End Up in Magnum, PI Digs

Friend Marty Nesbitt has purchased the Hawaiian residence
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2015 8:12 AM CDT
President Barack Obama, left, gets a club from Marty Nesbitt as they play golf on the 10th green of the course at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, April 23, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – After the White House, where will President Obama be spending his time? Locals along Hawaii's Waimanalo Beach wonder if he might be joining them, KHON reports. A house in the area has just been sold for $8.7 million—and it's already famous, regardless of the buyer. It was the home of Tom Selleck's character in Magnum, PI, Pacific Business News reports. "People on the beach here think (the future owner is) Obama, and some people like me are thrilled at the prospect," one neighbor tells KHON. "My dog there can't wait to play with Bo." But if he's hoping for a full-time presidential neighbor, that pup may be disappointed.

All that seems clear is that one of Obama's good friends bought the place. The trail of documents in the confidential deal leads back to Marty Nesbitt, and he tells KHON that he is "the sole purchaser and did not have any partners or co-investors in the transaction." Along with being an Obama golf partner, Nesbitt is the head of the Barack Obama Foundation, Pacific Business News notes; that's the group in charge of work on Obama's presidential library. Wherever the Obamas end up is reportedly up to Sasha, the Chicago Sun-Times reports: While Malia will be in college by the time the president gets out of office, Sasha will still be in high school and gets to make the location decision, the president has noted. (The Obamas were on vacation in Hawaii earlier this year and spent their last day with the lead singer of Pearl Jam.)

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