Following up on Boris Khadinov’s note about the pro-Bush ad that takes advantage of the Olympics: various blogs are now repeating a quote from the German magazine Der Spiegel (here translated by me). An unnamed IOC member says that because Bush won’t stop running the ad,
“New York’s chances to host [the Olympics in 2012] were not that good. But now they’ve dropped to zero.”
Daily Kos has the complete Spiegel article and a translation.