No Chicago Olympics? Bush’s Fault
Wow, that didn’t take long… I knew Chicago not being chosen for the Olympics would quickly be blamed on “politics” or the IOC members being racist, but I thought it would be at least one day before somebody blamed Bush for losing the Olympics for America.
I was off by about 23 hours:
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. [con’t]