Peter Bauer, director of Protect the Adirondacks, expounds in this post at Adirondack Almanack on the thought that the Frontier Town gateway project that the state intends to spend $32 million on could turn into a boondoggle. Bauer lays out a lot of convincing reasons why he's skeptical this attraction will actually attract many people. I'm also convinced it won't and that this is a classic politician's project, meant to impress a certain constituency -- upstate voters -- of the governor's good will but lacking the careful planning that could lead to success. Who knows? Maybe in the randomness of everything, people end up liking the place and it becomes popular. But any success will be accidental.