Good riddance

I, for one, am delighted that New York lost the 2012 Olympics. We did not need another security threat; an expensive stadium; drug-crazed athletes; an overdose of reporters; endless gushing features on the 6 pm news; candy-colored banners festooning our city, trying to put us in a good mood; and yet more touurists. New York never needed the Olympics and as they pointed out on the radio this morning — comparing the crowd of thousands of losers, as it turns out, in Paris vs. the gaggle of reporters in New York — New Yorkers never wanted the Olympics.

: LATER: As My World Turns says Chirac may have lost Paris the Olympics with his snarks at the Brits (below):

But — and here is the Olympics connection — it was also hinted both in London and on last night’s NBC News that Chirac’s faux pas could only hurt Paris’ bid for hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. NBC News mentioned that two of the judges who would decide which city was going to host the 2012 Summer Olympics were from Finland! A little revenge on their part might have gone a long way…