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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:23 PM
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AP: Obama pitches Olympic bid
Play of the Day: Obama pitches Olympic bid

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

CHICAGO - Barack Obama says if Chicago is chosen to host the 2016 Olympics, he's hoping there will be a hometown president to kick off the games.

"In 2016, I'll be wrapping up my second term as president," Obama said. "So I can't think of a better way than to be marching into Washington Park ... as president of the United States and announcing to the world, 'Let the games begin!'"

The Illinois senator, spending a weekend at home after clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, made a surprise appearance at a downtown rally Friday to promote the city's bid. He drew loud cheers from the crowd and gawkers pressed up to windows from the high rise office buildings surrounding the rally.

Obama joked that his home is only a couple blocks from Washington Park, the proposed site of the games, so he's thinking about how much he could get for renting it out. He's hoping to be living in the White House any way.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080606/ap_on_el_pr/politic...
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:55 PM
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1. that's terrific! I hope he's enjoying celebrating at home with his girls :-)
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:56 PM
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2. lol, renting his house out,
now that's the way the little people think.
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