Daley Gets All Ranty at 2016 Volunteers Meeting
By Prescott Carlson in News on Dec 9, 2009 9:20PM
Mayor Daley is "frustrated and disappointed." Now he knows how we feel; Photo by WBEZ's Kate Gardiner
"He started by saying we spent $75 million, and the next city was going to have to spend $100 million, and we didn't even have a chance," said one attendee, paraphrasing the mayor, who was the driving force behind the bid. "It was all politics and all money. All politics and all money. [The IOC] didn't care about the athletes, and they didn't care about the quality of the bid."Another attendee noted that Daley was showing his "true feelings" and that he seemed "disappointed and frustrated," something that the mayor's spokesperson Jacqueline Heard confirmed, saying, "[The Mayor's] disappointment in the outcome in Copenhagen is pretty well known. It's probably safe to assume that he believes there should be changes." So if you can't win the game, change the rules. Yep, that sounds like the Chicago Way™ to us. Mayor Daley, it's been over 2 months now -- time to move on. There are much more pressing matters that need to be attended to.