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Hillary Clinton's Olympic Failure
NewsMax ^ | 7/6/05

Posted on 07/06/2005 8:01:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone

2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has failed in her first major foreign initiative - a high profile bid to bring the 2012 Olympic games to New York City.

Hours before this morning's announcement that London would host the 2012 games, Clinton was pulling out all the stops to bring the sports extravaganza to her constituents back home.

Mrs. Clinton told reporters in Singapore, where the Olympic committee was meeting, that the Big Apple "exemplifies Olympic values every single day. Living in New York is like living in an Olympic Village - you have every language from every corner of the globe."

While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg headed up the U.S. delegation, and former boxing great Muhammad Ali joined in the effort - it was Mrs. Clinton, whose global popularity has been heralded in the world's media, who was the clear star of the U.S. team.

In comments to the Associated Press, she noted that the Summer Games have never been held in New York.

"We have lived the Olympics, now I'd like for us to have a chance to host the Olympics," she said.

In arguments before the committee, the former first lady even invoked the specter of the 9/11 attacks:

"We're standing here a little less than four years from the time when we were attacked and we're telling you that New York City is the place to bring the 2012 Olympics because people of New York are resilient," she insisted. "They're extraordinary in their capacity to pull together and plan for the future."

Before this morning's announcement, the AP called Mrs. Clinton "the top political heavyweight for New York's [Olympic] delegation."

But now that she's failed to come through, don't look for the press to spend much time dwelling on what went wrong.


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Believe me I was extremely HAPPY that NYC DID NOT win the bid just because Hillary made this a Huge photo-op and the MSM bragged about how popular she is in Europe - WELL HILLARY - I GUESS YOU ARE NOT AS POPULAR AS YOU THOUGHT! Heh Heh!
1 posted on 07/06/2005 8:01:01 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Watch for Hillary's name to all but disappear from the discussions of this subject in the MSM.


2 posted on 07/06/2005 8:03:21 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Rommel, you magnificent son of bitch.....I READ YOUR BOOK!! - Gen. Patton)
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To: areafiftyone
the former first lady even invoked the specter of the 9/11 attacks:

I hate it when the left politicizes 9/11

3 posted on 07/06/2005 8:03:48 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: areafiftyone

Why would anyone expect anything less? She failed on her first major domestic initiative as well - Hillary Care.


4 posted on 07/06/2005 8:04:46 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: areafiftyone
That was my thoughts as soon as i saw the announcement.
It is called a sacrifice.
5 posted on 07/06/2005 8:04:59 AM PDT by since1868
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To: Michael.SF.

And what a brilliant argument she had. "New York is a magnet for terrorism. Therefore, we should have a high-profile event with many soft targets in a concentrated area." /sarcasm


6 posted on 07/06/2005 8:05:17 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils. --Hector Berlioz)
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To: Michael.SF.
Watch for Hillary's name to all but disappear from the discussions of this subject in the MSM.

Guess we need to make sure that doesn't happen. Hitlery Rotten Von Der Schlikmeister FAILED to bring the Olympics to New York City.

7 posted on 07/06/2005 8:05:42 AM PDT by steveegg (The regularily-scheduled tagline will not be seen until the FReepathon is over. HURRY UP!!!)
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To: Michael.SF.

She FAILED - Plain and Simple! The other day she bragged in front of all the press in her huge photo-op about how she phoned all these people that she knew and yada yada yada! WELL BULL! She's a failure PERIOD! I love it!


8 posted on 07/06/2005 8:05:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: SittinYonder
"... the former first lady even invoked the specter of the 9/11 attacks ..."

I hate it when the left politicizes 9/11

I hate it when 9/11 is politicized--period.

10 posted on 07/06/2005 8:06:38 AM PDT by Brujo
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To: areafiftyone

I'm also happy for the same reason. We'd be bombarded from MSM about how SHE, Queen Hillary, was the one solely responsible for bring the Olympics to New York. She'd probably even campaign with it.


11 posted on 07/06/2005 8:07:57 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: areafiftyone
What?! The Olympics have nothing to do with 9/11! The IOC didn't attack us, Osama Bin Laden did! How dare she invoke a "sacred" subject like 9/11!

Sound familiar?

12 posted on 07/06/2005 8:08:05 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: areafiftyone
She failed because the Olympics are like the UN, it's not who you know it's who you PAY to know. Hitliary only takes bribes, she doesn't give them.
13 posted on 07/06/2005 8:08:27 AM PDT by txroadhawg (Don't believe any statistics unless you made them up yourself)
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To: areafiftyone
Clinton was pulling out all the stops

No wonder it went down the drain.

14 posted on 07/06/2005 8:08:49 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: areafiftyone

I'm glad they won't be in NYC as well. Plus, Hillary has extended her record of getting nothing accomplished.


15 posted on 07/06/2005 8:08:57 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: areafiftyone
So, it's ok for the thigh master to include 9-11 in her speech, but when President Bush refers to the date the media and the lefties go bananas.
New York would have suffered more than it would have enjoyed from hosting this event. Traffic and hotel space is limited on a normal basis, imagine having to lodge, transport and provide the extra security for the masses that would come.
16 posted on 07/06/2005 8:09:09 AM PDT by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: areafiftyone

HA HAAA!


17 posted on 07/06/2005 8:09:19 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: areafiftyone

Even the Euro-weenies recognize a Social climber when they see one.......


18 posted on 07/06/2005 8:09:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: 1Old Pro
I'm glad they won't be in NYC as well. Plus, Hillary has extended her record of getting nothing accomplished

And her popularity among New Yawkers will probably increase anyway. Go figure.
20 posted on 07/06/2005 8:10:55 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: DTogo

Sure does. Why aren't the Dems getting mad at Hillary for invoking 9/11? They should be giving their news conferences on how disgraceful she is for doing that.


21 posted on 07/06/2005 8:11:55 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

Singapore is pretty strict about dirt in the streets - I'm surprized she wasn't caned for daring to show her visage and then deported immediately.


22 posted on 07/06/2005 8:12:07 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: areafiftyone

I am in the NYC area, and like a lot of people I am happy the Olympics are not coming here. I know there's another side to the argument, but I just thought it would be a lot of hassle and a money-loser.

As for Sen Clinton, I cannot for the life of me understand how liberals and feminists can champion this woman for essentially riding her husband's coattails. Supposedly her contacts gained when her husband was President were going to help. If Laura bush tried that the left would be screaming from the rooftops! But there's a lot of criticisms I could raise about Hillary now, aren't there - I don't have all day!

I predict (hope!!!) that Hillary will be like the EU constitution - loved by the elites but rejected by the people once they are asked for their votes. Let's hope the Reopublicans can keep it together and she is thwarted.


23 posted on 07/06/2005 8:12:22 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: areafiftyone

Bloomberg, a RINO loser and socialist.

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Muslim America hater, draft dodger and loudmouthed braggart.

Hillary, left wing America hater, socialist and shrill, power mad lesbian bitch and self promoter.

What a team.

The Olympics are not bargain. I still remember the Munich Olympics. What would the Islamofascists have planned for NYC? A nuke?


24 posted on 07/06/2005 8:12:53 AM PDT by garyhope (moules et frites)
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To: areafiftyone

Most New Yorkers DID NOT WANT the Olympic games. It's hard enough to get around in the city even on a normal day. And where would they have the aquatic events? Way out in the Hamptons? I'm sure the wealthy people out there would have just loved the congestion!


25 posted on 07/06/2005 8:13:01 AM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: cvq3842

Laura bush = Laura Bush


26 posted on 07/06/2005 8:14:02 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: cvq3842

Me too. I live in Queens and I work in Manhattan. Just the thought of the mess that the Olympics will bring to this city in regards to traffic, security and money lost is a big turn off.


27 posted on 07/06/2005 8:14:10 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

Agreed!


28 posted on 07/06/2005 8:15:48 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: areafiftyone

Bump from Buffalo!

hehehehe~


29 posted on 07/06/2005 8:15:49 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: areafiftyone

She was hoping to be able to attend and HOST the Olympics as the President of the United States in 2012. This was just a little advance planning on her part,,,,just in case. Oh well, she can now try for the winter Olympics in her long-range Presidential planning.


30 posted on 07/06/2005 8:16:52 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: cvq3842

Besides (Hillary Failed) HEH HEH! Oh that makes it even sweeter! ;-)


31 posted on 07/06/2005 8:17:02 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: They'reGone2000; mountaineer; BigWaveBetty; Hillary's Lovely Legs
Guess Hillary's makeover did not impress the IOC...she should've worn her black pantsuit...hee hee


32 posted on 07/06/2005 8:17:21 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: GSlob

Maybe they mistook her for a Sumo Wrestler (those big thighs ya know)


33 posted on 07/06/2005 8:17:58 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: The Mayor

LOL Did Hillary go up to Buffalo on her (I'm pretending I care about upstate NY) tour yet?


36 posted on 07/06/2005 8:19:52 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

True.

I just can't even stomach the thought of her this morning . . .

(Why should today be any different?)


37 posted on 07/06/2005 8:20:53 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: areafiftyone
the AP called Mrs. Clinton "the top political heavyweight for New York's [Olympic] delegation."

Hillary's a "heavyweight" no matter the situation.

38 posted on 07/06/2005 8:20:58 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (The Democrats have the right mascot; everyone knows what comes out of an ass)
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To: areafiftyone

I saw on the news that Fr*nce did not get it either!


39 posted on 07/06/2005 8:22:24 AM PDT by Paul Atreides (The Democrats have the right mascot; everyone knows what comes out of an ass)
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To: areafiftyone
She should have changed her name to Olympia and claimed she had been named after the Olympics.

Then she could have gone for a walk on a Long Island beach and discovered a set of rings and fashioned them in the shape of the Olympic rings as she bit her lip and shed a tear in memory of her Mother, Hera Rodham, who's dying words were, "The Olympics belong in New York City."

41 posted on 07/06/2005 8:27:47 AM PDT by N. Theknow (If Social Security is so good - why aren't members of Congress in it?)
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To: Paul Atreides

Yup London won. That was another plus this morning London winning over Paris!


42 posted on 07/06/2005 8:30:10 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone
Not quite as bad as Paris' failure...

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Anyone want to buy a shirt? :)

Regards, Ivan

43 posted on 07/06/2005 8:31:02 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: areafiftyone

to be honest - Sheldon Silver killed the NYC olympic bid when he killed the west side stadium.


44 posted on 07/06/2005 8:32:18 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: Pookyhead

9/11 was a totally 100% political event.


45 posted on 07/06/2005 8:33:04 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: areafiftyone
In fairness, it is world wide disdain and jealousy of the USA that finds NYC rejected. Not Hillary Clinton.

I'm also glad she wasn't able to claim credit for this.

47 posted on 07/06/2005 8:36:12 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: Pookyhead

LOL


48 posted on 07/06/2005 8:36:37 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: DCPatriot

SHHHHHH! Don't ruin my anti-Hillary moment! LOL


49 posted on 07/06/2005 8:37:17 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: oceanview

Shhhh! I'm having a "Hillary failed" moment! Which is more fun - the truth or a "Hillary failed" moment. ;-)


50 posted on 07/06/2005 8:38:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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