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Burris Blames Bush For Olympic Bid Loss (You Knew Some Bonehead Would)

Senator Roland Burris has never reminded me of someone of towering intellect.  Instead he’s always hit me as a two-bit hustler who got lucky.  Real lucky.  Lucky enough to be in the right place, with the right connections to be the compromise candidate of a governor under fire to name a successor for a Senate seat Burris could never win on his own.

Yesterday he proved me right:

Senator Rowland Burris of Illinois, the Senator who was appointed to fill President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, blames George Bush for Chicago not getting the Olympics in 2016. Burris stated in an interview, shortly after the announcement, that the image of the U. S. has been so tarnished in the last 8 years that, even Barack Obama making an unprecedented pitch for the games could not overcome the hatred the world has for us as a result of George Bush.

First, Obama’s speech was not “an unprecedented pitch” and secondly, Chicago’s loss had nothing to do with Bush. Or Obama. As it turns out, it might actually have had something to do with Rio, for heaven sake.

I guess Burris had to fall back on blaming Bush because he couldn’t find an easy way to accuse the IOC of racisism.

What a grotty bunch we have leading this country – on both sides of the isle.

~McQ

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17 Responses to Burris Blames Bush For Olympic Bid Loss (You Knew Some Bonehead Would)

  • Don’t forget the good Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    But he believes that the Bush administration had poor relations with the IOC and remnants of that era remain.

    • I’m wondering just what relations the Bush admin had with the IOC to begin with.

      It’s very convenient to blame Bush for this, and I expect that will be the talking point for this issue.

  • What a grotty bunch we have leading this country – on both sides of the isle.

    ***

    Only 1 side of the aisle is actually totally in charge though ;)

  • I still contend that Obama does not go to Copenhagen unless he believes it’s a done deal. He’s a man who moves when the fix is in. Oprah was sent in unwittingly as the beard (she’s above fixitations).

    On that premise, and the Yogi principle (it’s never over until it’s over) I’ll assume that threats flew fast and furious and considerable money changed hands in the days leading to the vote.

    Perhaps a Latin American “silver or lead” offer was on the table.

  • This is all that needs to be said:

    Burris, named by Blagojevich, who was allied with Richard Daley and the other Demmie/Moron from Illinois, Dicky “The Troops are Nazis” Durbin.

    Need more be said?

  • “You knew some bonehead would”

    Had to happen and will for the remainder of this administration.

  • If Roland Burris had any brains at all, he’d be laying low and drawing as little attention to himself as possible. In other words, expect him to continue to jump into the spotlight whenever an opportunity arises.

    • Tonus says, “If Roland Burris had any brains at all…”

      That is just the point: The man has no brains. I don’t mean to imply that he is stupid or anything – he would have to jack up his IQ 1500 or 2000 points to get to stupid. But when a man gets named to a US Senate seat and the first thing he does is lie to a committee impeaching the guy who named him, you know that you are not dealing with an intellectual heavyweight here.

      Then again – and, may it be politically incorrent – Burris strikes me as a man who has skated through political life not on his talents as a pol or his unique abilities in government positions, but because he was a convenient black guy who steered clear of most of the Illinois corruption that has stained the Democrats in that state. So when the Dems needed a black face who they could claim was “clean” (which, in Illinois, merely means that he washed his hands after he took the bribes), they latched onto Burris. Otherwise, he couldn’t get a job as a man cleaning men’s room urinals in the state capitol in Springfield.

  • Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago’s Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.

    President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.

    “There must be” resentment against America, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, near the stage where he had hoped to give a victory speech in Daley Center Plaza. “The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That’s why I thought the president’s going was the deal-maker.”

  • They may not like us, but they do like our money. Obviously the US didn’t spread enough cash around. Use a bigger plane next time.

    • This fits in with the ‘excessive security’ mentioned in another post. Too many law enforcement types around inhibits the free flow of gratuities. Replace some of the Secret Service types with bagmen (surely there must be a few in Chicago who have a few hours to spare) and the problem is sol-ved.

  • Replace some of the Secret Service types with bagmen (surely there must be a few in Chicago who have a few hours to spare) and the problem is sol-ved.

    Just use some of those now-unemployed ACORN people.

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