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megimoo
10-03-2009, 09:48 PM
WASHINGTON — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, overseeing the Obama administration’s drive to land the 2016 Olympic Games, met Tuesday with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in New York, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Jarrett’s huddle with Blair comes as international lobbying intensifies in advance of the Oct. 2 vote in Copenhagen and Chicago organizers are working on their home stretch strategy.
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Several weeks ago, he was in the Oval Office on the phone with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. The mayor wanted him to make the trip. The president told him that he genuinely wanted to go, but was worried about his workload.

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So Valerie should be the one who gets the blame??
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The Chairman of the IOC said 94 votes were cast in the first round and Chicago received “..the least number of votes”. Anyone know how few votes they got?
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Anyone know how few votes they got?

I believe it was 18 votes for Chicago.
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18 votes out of 94 ?
Man that sure was close/sarc=off .


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-olympics4-2009oct04,0,5859370.story

Beefeater
10-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Worried about his workload? All he does is read speeches, how hard could that be?