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Obama on (Seattle’s) Capitol Hill Tuesday? — UPDATE

When the mural at 12th and John’s recent transformation began, we speculated about President Obama’s scheduled trip to Seattle this week that will bring him to our city for one day on primary election day, Tuesday, August 17th. CHS has learned that Obama will, indeed, be making an appearance somewhere within the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with planning around the president’s visit to Seattle. UPDATE: CHS has details of the visit to our area. See UPDATE below.

Original report: We have not yet confirmed the location of his appearance. While he might stop by the Patty Murray campaign offices across I-5 on Mercer Street, that building falls outside the East Precinct’s bounds (marked by the red box in the attached map).

Earlier this week, the president announced a last minute change for his itinerary for his Seattle visit. He’ll skip a downtown meeting of insurance industry bigwigs and, instead, will attend an event where White House staffers say he will “talk about strengthening the economy and creating jobs for the families and businesses of Washington State” at an appearance with Senator Murray as the August primary votes are readied for tally for her run for re-election.

There is also the promise of a lunch with Obama so maybe include Oddfellows Cafe or Rancho Bravo in the president’s stop list for the day.

Another possible — but unlikely — stop could be 13th Ave. Obama briefly lived on Capitol Hill as an infant in 1961 while his mother attended classes at the University of Washington. Some of the “birther” conspiracy theorists say that period of Obama’s life is a fiction, by the way. But we’ve met a woman who can prove she was there in ’61 and says she was baby Barack’s babysitter. We’ll take her word for it.

More likely is a public building like Garfield High’s Quincy Jones Auditorium or a large institution like Seattle University.

UPDATE: And more likely still, as dug up in the comments below, the tony home of a Seattle tech exec on the shores of Lake Washington.

Obama will indeed be lunching in the East Precinct but it will be at the Madrona home of RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser near Viretta Park.

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hillster
hillster
10 years ago

please don’t threaten the President. it annoys the Secret Service.

jayf
jayf
10 years ago

The current President of the USA eating at Rancho Bravo would be pretty impressive.

dustin
dustin
10 years ago

barry would probably just beat you up himself.

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
10 years ago

Thank god you don’t still live on the hill. You’re a fucking loser.

Inaru
Inaru
10 years ago

I expect those are very, very small shoes, and you know what they say about men’s shoe size and their, ahem, endowments.

harry
harry
10 years ago

real man of the people, he is

Rob freakin Glaser??
good job , mr prez

maus
maus
10 years ago

“too bad i don’t live on the hill or in washington state any more.”

No doubt, too many people not like yourself, your head must have been steaming 24/7.

etaoin shrdlu
etaoin shrdlu
10 years ago

From the Puget Sound Business Journal story linked to, above:
“…seats for the lunch at [RealNetworks Inc. founder Rob] Glaser’s house will cost $10,000 each.”

Darn. If I didn’t need that $10k for rent and food and stuff for the next several months, I’d be there for sure. Oh well.

Even though a lunchtime seat with the President is far beyond the means of most families in Washington state, we can be certain that he’s looking out for our best interests anyway. Well, we can, right? Maybe? It’s a possibility, at least?

jseattle
jseattle
10 years ago

http://www.king5.com/news/local/President-to-campaign-talk-e

Lands 11:15 AM, departs 3:45 PM. Not sticking around very long!

Mike with curls
Mike with curls
10 years ago

I voted for the guy, with feelings he was a lot too glam.

The Showboater — with a real propensity to talk too much and do too little.
Of all the cities in America to do a big public rally, it is Seattle.

Who the hell gives the Pres. advice? He and Mc Ginn have staffing problems, big time.

Yay!
Yay!
10 years ago

At least he’s coming to visit. Did the last one ( you know, the one who was installed because he couldn’t get elected) ever show here?