Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Mr. Obama is going to Copenhagen this week to pitch his home town Chicago as the site for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is the first time in history that an American president has been Pitchman-in-Chief before the International Olympic Committee.
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama insists he's too busy to expedite consideration of Gen. McChristal's recommendation for more troops in Afghanistan, has his health care program to occupy his time, along with three recently discovered "homegrown" terrorist plots to ponder and the Iranian nuclear threat. Oh, yeah, North Korea keeps popping up on the radar too. Maybe we should add Multitasker-in-chief to Obama's many titles.
I still like "Teleprompter Reader-in-Chief" (TRiC) the best. We've been TRiCed since February, and I believe we will continue to be TRiCed for as long as Mr. O occupies the Oval Office.
BTW, I've heard on the news that Chicagoans are split 50/50 on whether they want the Olympics there at all. For all the hoopla and promises of an economic surge, history suggests that most Olympic Games venues absorb a net loss in connection with the Games.