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Bell: Nenshi pushes Olympic Yes to the max

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They didn’t have ‘88 Games mascots Hidy and Howdy hanging around but they did have Mayor Nenshi.

Yes, on Thursday, the Olympic cheerleader-in-chief appears before Calgary suits at some swanky digs downtown.

The high-class food is superb by the way, and free, which tastes even better.

Nenshi has his political megaphone turned on high.

Yes, Yes, Yes.

He tells those chowing down on chicken the Olympic bid is not a good deal for Calgary.

It’s an amazing deal for Calgary!

It’s actually more than amazing if anything can be more than amazing.

For Nenshi, it is better than anything he could have imagined happening.

That’s darn good.

Nenshi says the Olympics will have a huge impact on the Calgary economy.

Few economists would agree but why ruin the speechifying.

Nenshi would not be Nenshi if he didn’t try to wow the assembled with an oratorical flourish putting motherhood and apple pie on the menu.

“We are a city that is allergic to small dreams,” intones the mayor.

“We think big. We dream big. We build big. We grow big.”

I’m about ready to drop the fork and........

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