Michelle and Barack Obama have been humiliated and ridiculed by the Olympic Committee.
President Barack Obama (L), first lady Michelle Obama and Chicago 2016 CEO Pat Ryan (R) leave the stage after their presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Copenhagen October 2, 2009, Chicago were the first city eliminated from voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, despite the unprecedented support given to the bid by President Obama and the first lady. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool
This is something that will probably increase the impression that Mister O. is not an efficient leader ; from the start, he has been a celebrity, a rock star, but he is totally impotent.
But Americans are likely to feel even more furious by the Chicago fiasco when they discover the bill they will have to pay, for the trip to Chicago was not cheap :
President Barack Obama's failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego.
In times of economic depression, I'm not sure that American taxpayers will thank their president for this wasting of time, energy, and money.
The First couple is not saddened by their defeat...
Yesterday, they found another reason to have fun, to celebrate...
... their 17th wedding anniversary.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, leave the Blueduck Tavern, in West End area of Washington, Saturday, Oct 3, 2009. The first couple is celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary Saturday.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Why should they worry ?
After all, they are in the White House, and they spend their fellow-citizens' money as they like, don't they ?
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, walk to the Blueduck Tavern, in West End area of Washington, Saturday, Oct 3, 2009. The first couple is celebrating their seventeenth wedding anniversary Saturday.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)