Is New York nuts?
There’s a dash of irony in the announcement today that New York has passed the next hurdle to play host to the 2012 Olympics — on the same day that the 9/11 Commission is here to investigate the tragedy of that day. It’s fine for us to move on with life, but do we have to invite trouble and hassle with the Olympics? And are the Olympics worth it? There’s little magic left to the event, following drug scandals and chronic politicization. The expense is great and the return minimal at best. I don’t think we want to win this contest.