The lead of a Bloomberg story yesterday:
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) — A top White House adviser said first lady Michelle Obama is planning to make a dramatic presentation when she offers the closing argument for the bid by her hometown of Chicago to win the 2016 Summer Olympics.
“There won’t be a dry eye in the room,” said Valerie Jarrett, who plans to travel with the first lady to Copenhagen for the Oct. 2 International Olympic Committee vote.
“I’m sure that it will touch the hearts of each of the IOC members,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said today in an interview.
If I’m an IOC member right now, I don’t care what I think of Michelle Obama, or Chicago’s chances at getting the Olympics. I am preparing for a schmaltz beverage and I am bracing myself in preparation.
Under-sell and over-deliver, Valerie.