Take that, Michel!

"It's been less than five minutes since the IOCC announced that, to some surprise, London will host the 2012 Olympics and not Paris. And in that time, the right-wing blogs have already started talking about it in the context of 'defeat for the French,'" writes August J. Pollak. "A few of them were up even earlier than that to watch New York get eliminated and immediately start blaming Hillary Clinton, and not, you know, the fact that New York City has no Olympic stadium and a nitwit mayor with delusions of grendeur." (August J. Pollak)

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