Google has kept its camera-mounted Priuses away from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's Chicago house, a tipster notes — even the entire neighborhood. Start your vast left-wing conspiracy theories! Did Obama pull strings with Google to maintain his family's privacy?Come on: Images of Obama's house are all over the Web. There are aerial views of the home on Google and Microsoft's online maps, as well as shots uploaded to Flickr. The small wealthy community or North Oaks, Minnesota was able to block Google's Street View cars from entering their neighborhood, but that's probably not what happened in Obama's. Despite what you've heard Hyde Park, Obama's academic enclave and home of the University of Chicago isn't quite entirely a South Chicago colony for the elite. At least, not according to the conservative Weekly Standard:
It is the most racially integrated neighborhood in the nation's most racially segregated city. On three sides it is closed in by some of the most hellish slums in the country, miles of littered streets, acres of abandoned lots, block after block of shuttered storefronts and empty apartment buildings left over from the 19th century.
Shots of Obama's house: