Whiskey Tango Friday

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.

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One Response to Whiskey Tango Friday

  1. Niall says:

    You’re right. It had nothing to do with Bush, and everything to do with the historic nature of awarding the games to Rio. As a 20 year resident of Chicago, I’m glad they didn’t get the games, it would just have created chaos for years.

    It is interesting though that Michael Jordan didn’t go to Copenhagen…

    In terms of corruption, Chicago is at leat on par with Rio. But in terms of violent crime, Rio is far ahead. I think the games will be a debacle for them.

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