We're less than a week from learning the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. President Obama and Brazilian leader Lula discussed the competition this week, as Chicago and Rio de Janeiro are the leading candidates. Tokyo and Madrid are also in the mix, but since the Western Hemisphere has not had the Olympics since 1996, it's probably our turn.
The World Cup goes to South Africa for the first time in 2010, so it's probably time for the first South American Olympic host.
I'm sure President Obama would like to end his presidential terms by hosting the world in his hometown. But I think President Sarah Palin will do a good job as host before her re-election bid.
UPDATE: Troglopundit link, and Chicago Tribune links that.