Friday, October 2, 2009

Wait for it

We are all holding our breath, waiting for the announcement from Denmark. Will Chicago be chosen for the 2016 Olympic games?

You've got experts working on the case.
The Chicago Democratic Machine has been selling out Chicago for 100 years now. And the Machine doesn't have any better players than the Obamas, Richie Daley, Valerie Jarrett and Dick Durbin. Back at the White House you have Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod working this side of the Atlantic.

And Oprah has enough money to personally buy Chicago so that adds to the bidding war.

We should know by noon today.

Update: Well, we didn't have to wait long. Chicago was eliminated in the first round with the lowest vote totals of the four countries. Only 18 votes.

You should hear the pathetic banter on the radio stations with stuff like, "Obama should have spent more time here," and "The problem was that the continents voted with their bloc; Asia went for Tokyo...South America went for Rio..."

If you ask me, we put on the most arrogant display of the Ugly American by sending the richest woman in the world and having the White House schmooze for votes like it was a new bridge in Chicago.

The only thing we had for sale was Chicago's diversity. Maybe the rest of the world isn't as enlightened as we are. Or maybe diversity isn't such a selling point when they are beating themselves to death with sticks.

Good luck, Rio.

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