At least that's what federal auditors have found when it comes to their own government and the 2010 Olympics.
The auditors pointed out that the Winter Games face a range of potential risks, from funding to security to natural hazards, but a committee of deputy ministers struck to provide leadership on such matters in the run-up to the Olympics hasn't met since March, 2005.
That is priceless. It is perfect.
And, of course, it is more than a blessing in disguise. It's an outright gift.
No doubt VANOC and Gord and everyone else couldn't be more pleased.
Just what they all need is some snoopy, loopy group of underemployed Ottawa mandarins to ask embarrassing questions.
So what if that's their job description?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Last week it was the Untied Arab Emirates, that bastion of progress and democracy, banning Shahar Peer, an Israeli female tennis player from their tournament. None of the wealthy beyond anyone's possible imagination players boycotted. It's amazing what a little oil money can do.
Arab country, good. They got gold.
Israel bad. They defend their country from rockets.
This week it's Sweden and Israel playing Davis Cup in secret. The matches will be played not in Stockholm but in sunny, downtown Malmo without fans or observers. Now that should be a lot of fun.
The reason given - security. The Organizers, the bravest among the brave, fear anti-Israeli demonstrations.
Between Federer's disgraceful meltdown Down Under and this pathetic spineless behaviour of the part of the administrators of the sport, I may have to switch to curling.
Or are there seal hunt loonies or great white bear lovers screwing that up too?
The photo is of Ms. Peer, demonstrating at the US OPen, her famous world-controlling, bank-owning, media-dominating evil backhand.
Posted by David Berner at 9:32 AM
Laila Yuile, who regularly livens up these pages with marvelous, detailed comments, has unearthed a little gem of reporting.
It has to do with a gun being seized by the police at the rate of one a day in Surrey.
You can read the whole story of Laila's blog here.
Posted by David Berner at 9:25 AM