Drudge’s headlines on this are cracking me up. What an epic fail!
1635: We have a winner, people. No need for IOC president Jacque Rogge to use his vote and that means everyone – well, everyone except the Madrid and Rio delegates of course – can relax. The announcement ceremony kicks off at around 1730 BST, with the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games expected to be announced before 1800. Tense? I should coco.
1632: Not a huge surprise to see Tokyo drop out there – they entered today as big underdogs to win the bid – but could we be looking at a surprise to come, and Madrid pipping Rio de Janeiro?
1629: It comes down, then, to Rio de Janeiro and Madrid for the hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Our president, his wife, and Oprah, Oprah “You get a car, you get a car, you get a car!” Winfrey couldn’t close this deal. They sent the Chicago Calvary to pin this down and it couldn’t be done. It smells so … nouveau riche, n’est-ce pas?
I would have been as equally embarrassed had this been Bush or McCain dropping everything and flying a quarter of the way across the world to beg for the Olympics. What does it say about our foreign policy – it’s bad enough that European leaders rejected Obama’s harangue last April concerning sending their troops to Afghanistan (they still say no); now the Olympics.
At a rally in Daley Plaza five months before the election, Obama drummed up enthusiasm for the bid. He said: “In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president, so I can’t think of a better way than to be marching into Washington Park alongside Mayor Daley, alongside Rahm Emanuel, alongside Dick Durbin, alongside Valerie Jarrett as President of the United States, and announcing to the world, ‘Let the games begin!'”
I’ve heard people say before that the honeymoon was over but now, it’s really over.
Question: do you think people will say that the IOC is racist?
*I for real just LOL’d: