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Valerie Jarrett's push for Chicago 2016 Olympics.

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From the White House...Video shown to Olympic Committee members Wednesday in Switzerland as part of the Chicago 2016 bid presentation.

TRANSCRIPT OF VALERIE JARRETT VIDEO MESSAGE


Hello, I'm Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama.

President Rogge and esteemed members of the International Olympic Committee, I am delighted to address you today on behalf of the President Barack Obama and the United States government ma.

The Obama administration is fully committed to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and has the highest regard for the Olympic Movement and its ability to effect change around the world.

The support we have committed to provide Chicago is unprecedented for a U.S. bid city.

Our administration will work closely with Chicago 2016 and Mayor Daley to make youth sport a national priority. In fact, just yesterday President Obama created a permanent White House Office for Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport.

Through this office, we will enhance awareness of the Olympic Movement and develop opportunities for youth in urban areas to participate in sport. By increasing opportunities for young people to participate in sport, we will strengthen communities and leave a lasting legacy from the Games.

In addition, should Chicago have the honor of being selected 2016 Host City, the White House will utilize this new office to ensure the seamless integration of the federal government and its resources to support Chicago's planning and operations.

We look forward to working with you to further the Olympic Movement.

Thank you

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It's amazing how everyone can get behind the 2016 Olympics when this city and state as whole is going down the toilet! Who's going to be around to clean the mess up when the Olympics are over? Today Mayor Daley is in Switzerland begging to be chosen as the Olympic City meanwhile over 1500 of HIS employees are sitting on pins and needles while his "top aides" meet with the union to decide their fate! AMAZING!!!!

I have an idea.......

The registered voters in the state of Chicago (not a typo) should propose that city legislators and heads of agencies should take a 10% paycut each year the budget is in a deficit.

Also, the pensions of said officials should be taxed 10% for each year the budget is in the red.

I suspect this would end a lot of these shennanigans we must all bear witness to, year in and year out.

Just an idea........


RE; 2016- Bad idea. It will only give Daley another chance to approach a news conference with his usual "Me know nothing of which thou speaketh" stonewalling. And I have already grown tired of that approach. He should be more like some of my favorite NFL coaches during a post game meltdown...


"If you wanna crown em, then crown their a*s, BUT THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGT THEY WERE......"


Now THAT is change I can believe in.

IF THE OLYMPICS HAPPEN THERE WON'T BE MUCH OF A MESS TO CLEAN UP, BUT IF YOU HAVE SOME MONEY THOSE HIGH END CONDOS ARE GOING TO BE A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE, RIGHT OFF OF THE LAKE!
THE OLYMPICS BRING IN MAJOR BUCKS TO THE CITY THAT HOST THEM!
NOW WASHINGTON PARK WON'T EVER BE THE SAME, THE BIG QUESTION IS HOW MANY CITY OFFICIALS WILL BE IN JAIL WHEN THE OLYMPICS HIT TOWN!
JUST ASKING?
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DOING A GREAT JOB, GO TO THE PRESIDENT'S WEBSITE AND SEE EVERYTHING HE IS ACCOMPLISHING, JUST TODAY CHRYSLER REOPENED 7 OF THEIR PLANTS!
I KNOW WORKER ARE HAPPY!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON FRACTURING HER ELBOW, I HOPE YOU HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY!

now we know the olympics will not come to chicago..lol. jarrett...lol...grove parc, the cta, (lincoln pk zoo, museum of science and industry are both in financially troubled zones), rezko...davos, switzerland, everything she touches goes dixie. why not send her as an emissary to iran...she was born there.

I would ask "WHY Valerie?" but that would be useless.

I know why I voted for President Barack Obama but some days his administration is like chalk screeching on a Blackboard.

Commenters, there are a lot of Chicagoans or transplanted Chicagoans in the Obama administration. I was hoping they would simply do what is needed in Washington to heal the economy, bring our troops home and re-visit our great city once in a while. I never expected them to enter the Olympics derby.

Wishful thinking on my part.

every city that has hosted the olympics has taken a loss....montreal, sorejavo*, etc., with the exception of beijing...but truth is hard to find there.
chicago has one of the worst public transportation systems in western civilization. ask arnne duncan...lol... about the school system and why he did the wack-job he did upon it. there are clear financial links to city services, and the olympics are high risk. it's like not buying food to eat because the rats might awaken and eat it. address the rats.
by the way, hillary hopes phil, jr. has a recovery as well...someday.

by the way, are those sarah palin's glasses that woman has on?

THIS LADY IS WAY MORE INTELLIGENT THAN SARAH PALIN, THIS LADY HAS A LAW DEGREE, PALIN HASN'T STEPPED FOOT IN A LAW SCHOOL!
PALIN ATTENDED FOUR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS FOR UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL!

PATHETIC Ms.V, pathetic such an honor to have you speak on chicago's behalf, with luv of course

"THIS LADY IS WAY MORE INTELLIGENT THAN SARAH PALIN, THIS LADY HAS A LAW DEGREE"

WOWEE...ever hear her speak? wow - if she wasn't pals with Barry she'd be making your fries.

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