WE HELP U FIND INAUGURATION HOUSING  2:52 pm December 17, 2008

Insane Plutocrat Thinks Someone From Craigslist Will Go For This

by Jim Newell

Well this is the shadiest sentence ever written: “Located in the heart of DC on embassy road –where all of the embassy’s are.” Hmm, wonder if that’s near Embassy Row, where there are also a lot of embassies? Another major tip-off: “All money will be handled through money wire.” A true plutocrat would never be so tasteless as to mention the word “money,” twice! Obviously, John Edwards is behind this scam. [Craigslist]

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friendlynerd December 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

The Nigerian embassy is being offered personally by the prince, who only needs a wire deposit of $25k to hold this amazing opportunity!

Advocatus_Diaboli December 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Is it the Nigerian embassy, per chance?

Dramatist December 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Fake. DC has no heart.

Freja December 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm

“Powder ” rooms ?

Serolf Divad December 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I will pay you $10,000 to rent my apartment!!!! Here’s how it works. I’ll send you a check for $30,000. You then deposit that check and right-away write me a check for $20,000. Then you can stay in my fancy D.C. apartment and use the $10,000 you made on fun times in D.C.

Doglessliberal December 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Oh, good, I will send my money via a “money” wire!

As opposed to a ____ wire….?

bearbait December 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Darn! I wanted to do a Nigerian prince joke.

SayItWithWookies December 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

After the real estate collapse, that better be a rent-to-own deal.

Servo December 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Nice try, Hillary.

bearbait December 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Can’t…navigate…too much shit on page! Where is the “next” button? Why won’t the big lady quit staring at me?

BillyClubb December 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

The true heart of D.C. is the DuPont Circle area (wink wink, nudge nudge).

facehead December 17, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Nigerians, John Edwards, why would anyone think they are responsible?

The only name that comes to my mind here is Campbell Brown, but I’m not sure why.

obfuscator December 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

“I sent in the ring from my first wedding and Cash4Gold sent me a check for $423 dollars!1!!”

Noodle Salad December 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Campbell Brown, your investigative skills are needed, stat.

johnbpt December 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Damn, my one regret about leaving DC is that I’m not there now to rent out my place to nitwits for an astronomical price during Inaugura-Fest.

4tehlulz December 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Wow, the Lincoln Bedroom is getting pretty cheap nowadays.

Larry McAwful December 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I’m offering my place here in Boston for $7,000 during the inauguration. And don’t knock it—the way this thing is shaping up, that’s about as close to DC as you’re going to get. You shouldn’t oughta waited.

HipHopOpotamus December 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Please note, there’s a 300,005 (because we can all use an extra $5) 3 br/ba listing right below that one, by the same guy. Total rip-off. Even if it is also in the heart of DC – this time, by Capitol Hill -where all the Capitals are.

Borat December 17, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Do you accept Zimbabwe Dollars?

shortsshortsshorts December 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm

It has a phone number at least…. doth someone dare calleth said number?

HipHopOpotamus December 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm

[re=201186]Larry McAwful[/re]: I’m going to counter that offer with my place for a price of $6,999 in Brookline, Bob.

BristolPalinsDaughter December 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm

This is obviously what Madoff does to amuse himself while under house arrest.

HipHopOpotamus December 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Does he accept drawings of 7-legged spiders?

AngryBlakGuy December 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm

…I guess we now know why “W” wouldn’t let Obama stay at the White House early!

Meaux December 17, 2008 at 3:33 pm

[re=201207]HipHopOpotamus[/re]: If he doesn’t, make sure he emails your deposited spider back to you!

WIDTAP December 17, 2008 at 3:37 pm

So is Jefferson County West Virginia too far out to get in on this action? Hey, its on the Brunswick MARC line.

WadISay December 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Maybe this is Fred Thompson’s ad, after a little marketing consultation from Karl Rove.

cal December 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Never give your money to a guy who can’t spell the plural of “embassy.”

Craptaculous December 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Who flagged it before I could post it on 419eater.com???

Wonks Adventure December 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm

“you’ve got the spanish embassy … that’s on embassy road. there’s the canadian embassy … that’s on embassy road too. the chinese embassy? that’s on embassy road. there’s the australian embassy … matter of fact, there all in the same area, the embassy complex on embassy road.”

“oh, the embassy district.”

“that’s right.”

Woodwards Friend December 17, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I think this is the newest big three bailout plan. The auto’s will rent out Dick Shelby’s DC pad to inagural visitors and keep the proceeds.

answerbird December 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Sounds suspiciously like one of McCain’s places. You can get Cindy to stay the weekend for an extra $10,000.

sowbelly December 18, 2008 at 5:56 am

I called within 15 minutes so I better damn well get the extra sham-wow too.

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