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Another trip to China

I am not going to rail on the Mayor for going to China. It is clear that this City needs to encourage investment from as many sources as possible. What I do not understand is why we paid to send Jen Sorgenfrei as well. Does Ms. Sorgenfrei speak Chinese or have connections in Chinese business or governmental circles? I find it strange that we need to spend money sending the Mayor's spokesperson to China when we have an ongoing budget deficit. It is a relatively small line item, but this and many former Mayors spend an awful lot of money here and there with very little accountability.

Am I missing the obvious need for her to be there? If so, I will gladly retract the complaint.

created by MoreThanRhetoric on Nov 21, 2012 at 12:11:45 pm     Local-Politics     Comments: 3

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Someone has to be there to take notes. Mayors have assistants, and she's part of his cabinet, so it should be assumed she's going to be part of the travel group.

posted by 6th_Floor on Nov 21, 2012 at 12:50:01 pm     #  

Hey did anyone see the new cable channel that is all China news? Not sure what channel.

posted by Molsonator on Nov 21, 2012 at 01:30:10 pm     #  

...but we still jam propaganda transmissions from Cuba. "News" from China on cable? A-OK.

Obviously, the substantive evils of communisim ended with Brezhnev and Fidel Castro. Makes total sense.

<sigh>

posted by oldhometown on Nov 21, 2012 at 01:36:37 pm     #