In what ethics-in-government advocates described as a particularly far-reaching move, Mr. Obama barred officials of his administration from lobbying their former colleagues "for as long as I am president." He barred former lobbyists from working for agencies they had lobbied within the past two years and required them to recuse themselves from issues they had handled during that time.
New York Times - January 22, 2009
Chicago earned its name and reputation as The Windy City -not from the blasts that blow reed-thin pencil neck geeks like autumnal leaves down the canyons of LaSalle Street -due to the Boosterism of the Bellowing Big Mouths and Lapel Grabbers like Ogden Armour and in-the-vest Mayor Carter Harrison trumpeting the Columbian Exposition.
Chicago is All Olympics all the time and boosters like Club owner Billy Dec is Kickin' It with every 40 Watt Personality from both coasts. Oprah Olympic Only!
After much - Well No $hit Sherlock -opinion pieces in our local rags and on the Idiot Box Chicago's Homegrown Barker will fly to Copenhagen to Lobby for Olympics in Chicago!
You can expect no less.
"President Obama will join First Lady Michelle Obama, who will be leading the United States delegation to Copenhagen. Mrs. Obama will arrive in Copenhagen on Wednesday, September 30, along with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and head of the White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport.
"President Obama will depart Washington on the evening of Thursday, October 1 and arrive in Copenhagen on the morning of October 2 local time, just prior to Chicago’s presentation to the voting members of the IOC. He will arrive back in Washington on Friday afternoon.
"President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will both make presentations to the IOC during Friday’s session. They will discuss why Chicago is best to host the 2016 Summer Games, and how the United States is eager to bring the world together to celebrate the ideals of the Olympic movement.
"While in Denmark, the President and First Lady will meet with Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness, the Prince Consort. President Obama will also meet with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen."