So, despite a push from The One(tm), Chicago was knocked out of contention for the Olympics.
Who’s to blame?
According to a Senator, Bush is (of course).
Senator Rowland Burris of Illinois, the Senator who was appointed to fill President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, blames George Bush for Chicago not getting the Olympics in 2016. Burris stated in an interview, shortly after the announcement, that the image of the U. S. has been so tarnished in the last 8 years that, even Barack Obama making an unprecedented pitch for the games could not overcome the hatred the world has for us as a result of George Bush.
and an embarrassment to the ranks of Senators.