What we have here is a dead guy who had far too much of a sweet-tooth for actual fascists, who fancied himself royalty, who presided over the single most corrupt institution in the history of organized sports -- and one of the most corrupt institutions ever devised by man, at least since we stopped electing Borgia popes -- until the way that institution did business overflowed so garishly that a command decision was made to transform the International Olympic Committee from a vehicle of international bribery to a vehicle of old-fashioned international crony capitalism.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
You tell 'em
Finally, somebody gives former and now late IOC Chief Extortionist Juan Antonio Samaranch the obituary he deserves. Not unexpectedly that person is Charles Pierce: