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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Duh Mayor turns down a quarter of a billion dollars...

So imagine you are the mayor of a big city. Your dad used to run the city. He was such an influence on city and national politics that they named the plaza outside city hall with your fathers last name. You've got various looming budget crises, for which members of your government are crafting stupid solutions. Your faced with corruption problems in your administration involving money management.

So along comes an organization that wants to spend $250 million dollars in your city in 2008. And what do you tell them? No thanks.

AP) CHICAGO Thanks but no thanks.

That's Chicago's answer to an invitation to submit a bid to host the 2008 Republican National Convention.

The Republican National Committee said yesterday that Chicago and 30 other cities were selected to submit bids explaining why they'd be a good choice to host the 2008 convention.

But a spokeswoman for Mayor Richard Daley says City Hall isn't interested.

Jackie Heard says city officials are more focused on whether to pursue a campaign to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Chicago hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1996.

Pardon me, but wouldn't your case for the 2016 Olympics be better if you were able to pull off a measly RNC convention? Infrastructure for the RNC convention is pretty minimal, compared to the Olympics.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian