(Charlie Delta's cat, obviously.)
Da big lie:
The budget for London's 2012 Olympic Games is four times what was initially projected.I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. (And if time proves him wrong, does he get a re-do?)
But Chicagoans shouldn't worry about potential cost overruns drying up public money if the Olympic Games come to town in 2016, the chief of bid operations for Chicago 2016 said Tuesday at the Union League Club.
John Murray said it's a misconception that taxpayers could lose money if Chicago hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. That won't happen because Chicago's bid is "100 percent privately funded," he said.
While nobody is more anxious than I to see the back end of the Blagoviator in the governor's office, I'm thinking Pat Quinn is showing the signs of Illinois pol accute, chronic oxymoronism that advances the higher up the food chain you go:
One target would be the signs displaying Blagojevich's name over state tollways, which Quinn called a symbol of "pompous government."Do these guys EVER listen to the crap that rolls out of their mouths? And isn't it nice to see our soon-to-be governor focusing on the important stuff?
"The signs will go down, and we'll probably have a ceremony to do it," Quinn told the Tribune. "I might even ask some toll payers to help us out."
Quote of the Day:
At the rate Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going on his media blitz to distract from impeachment proceedings Downstate, he will be closing out the week on Cable 10 community access channel in Aurora, reciting his talking points to Garth Algar and Wayne Campbell on "Wayne's World."Made me laugh, that did.
Rather than arresting this kid, why hasn't somebody gotten him involved in an Explorer Post here, or asked him to volunteer at the local PD shop? Seems to me there'd be far more benefit, all the way around.
And people wonder why the economy is in trouble? Yikes.
Ear Worm of the Day: