MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED

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Michelle and Barack Obama have been humiliated and ridiculed by the Olympic Committee.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L), first lady Michelle Obama and ...
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.

Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members of the International Olympic Committee.
A 2006 congressional study pegged the cost of flying Air Force One at $56,518 an hour. The Pentagon recently said it cost $100,219 an hour to fly the huge, reconfigured Boeing 747 without Obama aboard. The Pentagon estimate included more costs for support needs, such as maintenance.
At those rates, the president's 14-hour trip to Copenhagen and back cost about $790,000 to $1.4 million.
However, presidential travel requires additional spending, especially for security personnel and equipment. Also, first lady Michelle Obama and some administration officials traveled to Copenhagen at public expense ahead of the president. (source : AOL Money and Finance)

In times of economic depression, I'm not sure that American taxpayers will thank their president for this wasting of time, energy, and money.

Never mind...

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 ...
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 ...

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)

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