There is a story
just up on the Post Star about donations to Sweeney from the Olympic Guest list.
I think the gift numbers include giving from the 2005 cycle not Sweeney's entire career. But the trip looks more and more like a thank you to donors and insiders like Brad Card than an official business trip to promote tourism.
I'm not an expert in this sort of thing, but if someone asked me to organize a trip to promote tourism, my guest list would include travel agents, ski experts, winter sports professionals and representatives of that industry instead of lobbyists, former chiefs of staff, congressional aides, and a petroleum peddler.
Go ahead and call me crazy.