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We Got Our Second Jaguar — A 1989 V-12 XJS Convertible To Complement The XJ8.

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail.
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by Anura Guruge

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This is all per the ‘master plan’. The the lease on the KIA Sportage was expiring ‘now’. Around February/March Devanee and I agreed that we will replace the KIA with two (2) Jags. The lease on the KIA was $222/month. I worked out I could get two OLD Jags for way less than that. And that is what we did.

We returned the KIA last week. We picked up a very nice, but very affordable, Jaguar XJ8, in Philadelphia, from “European-Cars” (eBay), two-weeks earlier.

Today, we had the XJS hand delivered by a very nice gentleman from Burlington, Vt. I had found it on Craigslist. We agreed on a good price. There was no point me driving 3 hours (one way) to Burlington to pick it up. I was buying it ‘as is’ and ‘as is’ was not bad. So I convinced him to drive it down (for the same price). He did. We have the XJS. We are pleased. 75,000 miles.

Devanee wanted an XJ8 and an XJS. The 12 cylinders and convertible were negotiable BUT she wanted it black. Well, I got her what she wanted.

Derek McDonald Of VT, Our Summer Organizer at ‘Obama for America’, In Laconia, A Young Man With A Great Future.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

..by Anura Guruge

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1/ We Met With Dr. Jill Biden, The V.P. Joe’s Wife, In Laconia, NH This Evening  — Oct. 26, 2012.
2/ Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. (Gilford & Meredith) With Dr. Jill Biden In Laconia, NH — Oct. 26, 2012.

He is a student, in Vt., who took a semester off to work for Obama. He is one of the two ‘coordinators’ at the Laconia, NH office — and my ‘handler’. He is a couple of years older than my son.

Yesterday, when he spoke ahead of Dr. Jill Biden he cut an impressive figure. Very confident and poised. I was very impressed and proud. His mother had driven 3 hours to be there. A 2nd trip to NH that week. It was well worth her drive. Derek should go far. He made the statement that he feels that the government has made an investment IN HIM! How TRUE and what a great investment! Bravo.

Derek McDonald Summer Organizer at Obama for America in Laconia ahead of Dr. Jill Biden

Derek McDonald, Summer Organizer at ‘Obama for America’, one of two coordinators at the Laconia, NH Obama office addressing the crowds ahead of Dr. Jill Biden’s appearance yesterday evening. CLICK to ENLARGE to full-size.