Obama shifts location of G-8 summit from hometown of Chicago to his Camp David retreat
The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
It was an unusually late location change for a large and highly scripted international summit and came with little explanation from the White House. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — the former White House chief of staff who personally lobbied President Barack Obama to hold the summit in Chicago — was informed only hours before the official announcement.
A spokeswoman for Emanuel said the Chicago mayor was informed about the location change in a Monday phone call from a White House official.
Rahm was surprised???
I have to suspect that he asked for the summit to be moved.
The company that I work for has numerous downtown properties that we have spent an almost unimaginable amount of time and money working on plans to literally defend our properties from the protesting goons.
From day one, many,many,many people in Chicago thought that the city was NUTS for wanting these summits on Chicago.
For myself, I say GOOD RIDDANCE !!!
As for Rahm, I have no doubt that the G8 fiasco would guarantee him his only term as Mayor of Chicago.