Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bringing Back Some Oil Money

The Saudi king got a checkup in the usual low-key style.

Rochester officials say Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived on November 15 for a checkup at the Mayo Clinic and was accompanied by at least five princes and hundreds of others.

I suppose someone had to hold his hand for the vaccinations. Local businesses were glad to see them.

Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Brad Jones says a conservative estimate of the royal family's spending on the trip to Mayo Clinic is up to $1.5 million.

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