Frank Jackson, ragtag crew to tour Paris on taxpayers’ dime; here’s hoping they stay there

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"Le Mayor, Francois Jackson.
Since the dawn of civilization, France has built its reputation as a safe haven for eccentrics and the occasional jackass. But even they’ll be unprepared for the crew of weirdos headed from Cleveland to Paris next Thursday. As reported by the Plain Dealer this morning, Mayor Frank Jackson and four city officials will make the trip, which will cost taxpayers $14,000, in an effort to show off the first nonstop flight from Hopkins Airport to Paris. Once there, according to the PD, the group will “spend its time… marketing the city to French business and political leaders.” They might as well claim plans to paint the Eiffel tower burnt-Browns orange. ...
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