In the wake of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the interior department has been investigating that alarmingly tight ties between the oil industry and the Mineral Management Service, the federal government department that is supposed to watch over drilling.
Inspectors in the Lake Charles District of Louisiana accepted sports tickets from the Island Operating Company (IOC), which manages off-shore property for drilling, and in one case were flown to that Peach Bowl.
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"The 40 to 3 ass whipping LSU put on Miami was a lot more impressive in person. My daughter and I had a blast," he wrote.