This is one of those things we keep telling you about that’s absolutely ridiculous, but how things are done, The Chicago Way. $10.1 million for designing an Olympics mascot? Of course it’s not going to really cost that much, in actual dollars. It’s probably about $5,000 or $6,000 to design the mascot, and the rest of those millions will go to graft and corruption. The way things are always done around here.
And, of course, this is consistent with the problems we have with Obama’s Trillion Dollars in Spending: how many of the projects in the spending bill Obama rushed through Congress are like the $10.1 million Olympics mascot design? Projects that should cost millions less than what was listed, but because they received no debate or scrutiny, millions will be wasted needlessly…on a much, much larger scale than the Olympics mascot boondoggle.
Which, in the end, will most likely produce something hideous and bizarre, like Atlanta’s 1996 “Izzy” character.
The best suggestion for Chicago’s Olympics mascot that we’ve heard so far? A foursome of cuddly Chicago inspired animals, to conjure up images of The Chicago Way: a sloth, a rat, a pig, and a weasel.
Much like the animals that symbolized the Salt Lake City Olympics and mountain winter spirit, but instead representing all that Chicago really has to offer, now brought to the national scene by way of Obama.
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