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Obama Sending Attorney General to Zurich to Lobby for World Cup 2022 in U.S. (Really)
CBS News via Twitter ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Mark Knoller

Posted on 11/29/2010 4:39:13 PM PST by kristinn

Attorney General Holder heads to Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow to lobby to bring the World Cup to the U.S. in 2022.

Justice Dept. says Holder is making the trip to Zurich at the request of Pres. Obama to show US commitment to host World Cup in 2022.

Pres. Obama lost U.S. effort in '09 to host 2016 Summer Olympics. WH hopes Holder's mission to Zurich doesn't end up a Swiss miss.

Perhaps we'll find out more about the World Cup mission from Holder's cables in the next WikiLeaks document disclosures.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bagman; ericholder; mountains; obama; ronbrown; soccer; switzerland; worldcup; zurich
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This administration is turning more and more into a joke. The attorney general is now our globe trotting chief World Cup lobbyist?
1 posted on 11/29/2010 4:39:21 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Obama has lost his effing mind.


2 posted on 11/29/2010 4:40:52 PM PST by bergmeid (I want profiling and I want it NOW!)
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To: kristinn

So with major law enforcement considerations sucha Wikileaksand NYC terro trials, Holder is sent on a sports lobbying effort. Good grief. Don’t we have a freak’in sports czar among the 40 or so on the payroll?


3 posted on 11/29/2010 4:42:38 PM PST by rod1
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To: kristinn

Snort.

You gotta be kidding? Right? Kidding?


4 posted on 11/29/2010 4:43:08 PM PST by mojito
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To: kristinn

LMAO, fool didn’t learn from the “we’re gettting the olympics” trip, moron.


5 posted on 11/29/2010 4:43:13 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: kristinn

What does an attorney general have to do with the world cup I ask? geez


6 posted on 11/29/2010 4:43:35 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: kristinn

They’re having another world Cup in 2022? Didn’t we just finish the last one? I was hoping they were just once a century.


7 posted on 11/29/2010 4:44:48 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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The only explanation I can think of is that this is a cover for Holder's true reason for going to Switzerland.

-PJ

8 posted on 11/29/2010 4:44:48 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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It does sound like a joke. Why would the Attorney General be flying overseas to lobby for sporting events. Eric Holder has a hard time accomplishing anything, but now he’s taking time away from his responsibilities to go outside of his job description. It’s clear that after declaring the U.S. public a “nation of cowards” that he has absolutely no diplomatic skills so this news is just bizarre. I imagine that he will only succeed in alienating foreign leaders.


9 posted on 11/29/2010 4:47:44 PM PST by purplelobster
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Attorney General Holder heads to Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow

Oh yeah, forgot the WH has no video conferencing capabilities /s

10 posted on 11/29/2010 4:48:03 PM PST by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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F*** FIFA!

If they're too stupid to have returned the tournament to the US since the great success in 1994, let they keep it. Let them force fans to travel to third world countries with inadequate infrastructure and accommodations. Germany, Italy, France? Okay. South Africa? Yeah. Really easy to get to, and nice. Brazil? They're already trying to round up the dissident elements for 2014; and none of the major players will have an advantage in Brazil. Nah.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 11/29/2010 4:48:42 PM PST by ml/nj
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The only explanation I can think of is that this is a cover for Holder’s true reason for going to Switzerland.
-PJ

8 posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 6:44:48 PM by Political Junkie Too


Isn’t Wikileaks’ Assauge seeking asylum in Switzerland?


12 posted on 11/29/2010 4:49:52 PM PST by FS11
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To: Political Junkie Too

This cannot be true. There is no effing way that this is true.


13 posted on 11/29/2010 4:49:52 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: kristinn

At first I thought this was a John Semmens Satire.


14 posted on 11/29/2010 4:51:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Welcome to the rabbit hole Alice....:-)


15 posted on 11/29/2010 4:52:40 PM PST by Dog
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To: bergmeid

Doesn’t he have anything better to do? These people are totally clueless.


16 posted on 11/29/2010 4:53:03 PM PST by Roklok
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I’m a huge football (soccer) fan and would love to see the World Cup come back here, but this is absolutely and utterly ridiculous.


17 posted on 11/29/2010 4:53:43 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
From the AP:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join former President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman on Wednesday at the final presentation to FIFA's executive committee of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Holder also will meet with executive committee members, who will vote the following day.

SNIP

18 posted on 11/29/2010 4:55:36 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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Is it avalanche time in Switzerland? Perhaps this is one way Obie will try to get rid of Holder.

Yodelayewho!


19 posted on 11/29/2010 4:59:34 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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The only explanation I can think of is that this is a cover for Holder's true reason for going to Switzerland.

....taking a bundle of money to a secret Swiss bank account? Before ending up in Fort Marcy Park, Ex 42's lawyer made a couple of quick trips over there.

20 posted on 11/29/2010 5:00:08 PM PST by Freee-dame
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