Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wiener of the Week

This WotW writes itself, with a little help from the Wall Street Journal.

The selection of Rio de Janeiro over Chicago for the 2016 Olympics was an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, whose appearance before the International Olympic Committee was the first by a U.S. president.

Mr. Obama revved up the White House machinery to aid Chicago's Olympic bid, sending First Lady Michelle Obama and adviser Valerie Jarrett to Denmark leading a delegation that included nearly a half-dozen top administration officials.The White House announced only last week that he would join as well. The widespread perception was that he wouldn't have decided to go unless Chicago was virtually assured of a win.

But the city was cut in the first of three rounds of voting.
And the Vulture basks in the schadenfreude.

Sorry, Duce. You can't just show up at the last minute and expect the power of your presence to overwhelm the selection committee.

Il Duce - you're the Wiener of the Week.