Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oh The Places You'll Go

While Sweeney attempts to distance himself from his record in support of Bush, today's Post Star reports that he is representing Bush in London.

Sweeney Represents Bush At Air Show

U.S. Rep. John Sweeney was among eight members of Congress that represented President Bush at the opening of world's largest aerospace exhibition in London on Monday, said U.S. Rep. Bill Young of Florida....

While in London, Sweeney met with representatives of GE-Aviation, Dynabil, IBM, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics...

The delegation flew to London on a U.S. Air Force plane, and the federal government picked up costs for the trip, Young said....

Other activities included a visit to a British military hospital on Saturday, and a dinner with industry executives on Sunday evening, said Harry Glenn, a spokesman for Young. ... (the full story is here)

Sweeney is also mentioned in this article "Traveling at Tax-Payer Expense" in the Post Star.

Neither of the stories tell us who paid for Sweeney to fly to Miami where he incited a Rent a Riot which shut down the 2000 election vote recount that the FL State Supreme Court had ruled should go forward.

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