Idiot of the Day
"But today, I can dream, and I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago.... that will expose all our neighborhoods to new sports and new role models; that will show every child that regardless of wealth, or gender, or race, or physical ability, there is a sport and a place for them, too." - Michelle Obama
Um, I think physical ability plays a part in the whole Olympics thingy, but hey it sounds good right?
As for the role models, the poor in Chicago can still watch multicultural athletics on ESPN and ESPN2. With 26 attendants, you'd think they'd have come up with a better sales pitch. Seeing as the Olympics would have been the greatest boondoggle in Chicago since the Milton Bradley signing, at least half the city is relieved she wasn't smart enough to sway the judges.
Congrats to Rio, whose children now get to see role models and stuff regardless of all that stuff and blah blah blah, except the whole natural talent thingy.
Thank goodness I can separate the idea of sports and role models. Otherwise I'd probably be disappointed for Chicago. Then again, if I was that stupid, I'd be in politcs.
David in Qatar