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Obama stiffs Chicago

Obama to Daley: You’re on your own, Richie Alas, President Barack Obama has decided that he wouldn’t do Chicago’s bidding by personally going to  Copenhagen to lobby for the city on the eve of the final decision about who gets the 2016 Olympics. A high Olympic official earlier said Obama’s absence would be noted (not... Read more »

King Daley, Queen Oprah and Olympic jousting

What a perfect metaphor for Chicago: thousands of Oprah fans sheepishly Chicagoans flock to pay obeisance to Daley and Oprah corralled into their Michigan Avenue pens, fighting their full bladders for hours in the sun and, finally, gyrating and bowing in unison as if they were worshiping at the altar of a pagan god. It... Read more »

IOC Report: Chicago's Olympic bid 'risky'

Tribune photo by José M. Osorio / April 5, 2009 Workers walk near the Chicago 2016 logo at Soldier Field, which is one of the venues that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is visiting for the 2016 Olympics & Paralympic Games in Chicago Sunday. Like any good public relations operation, when you expect bad news... Read more »
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Chicago olympics bid team to hold secret meetings with aldermen

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/06/olympics-bid-team-to-hold-secret-meetings-with-aldermen-today.html At every turn, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Pat Ryan and the Chicago Silly Council make themselves look ever more like dunces. Now comes word that Ryan’s Chicago 2016 Olympic committee is meeting in secret with aldermen to brief them on a controversial move by Daley to secure the Olympics for Chicago in 2016. The... Read more »

Daley's Costly Genuflection to the Olympic Overseers

Is the International Olympic Committee so stupid that it is willing to accept the word of a mayor of a near-bankrupt city that it will cover any of the Games’ huge losses if it comes to Chicago? Is the committee stupid enough to believe that Daley is a king and can commit Chicago to paying... Read more »
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