You know the spiel: the Olympic push was a huge mistake, presidency in jeopardy, misplaced priorities blah blah blah.
Did Prime Minister Hatoyama look like the "mayor of Tokyo" for lobbying on behalf of their bid? Does Sully think Obama is the only elected leader with things on his plate, that Lula and Zapatero had nothing better to do with their time than head to Denmark?
The "dreadful judgment" Sully speaks of is on the part of anyone who thinks this is a big deal. It's not like Obama left disarmament talks with Iran to go to Copenhagen.
Get a grip. Sheesh.