Skip to comments.Hail to the traffic jam (Obama hits rush hour)
Posted on 10/21/2010 8:10:54 PM PDT by red flanker
If youre planning on getting in or out of the lovely city of Vancouver this morning, especially near Pearson Air Museum or Portland International Airport, you should pack some extra patience and, maybe, a book on tape.
Vice President Joe Biden is in town for a 1 p.m. get-out-the-vote rally for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, which means police and the Secret Service have already started blocking off potentially safe and secure routes.
Weve never had a president or vice president come to the Portland area without it seriously disrupting traffic, said Portland police Capt. Todd Wyatt.
Which brings us to Wednesday, when President Barack Obama will land in Portland to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. For Kitzhaber, trying to break loose from a tight race against GOP contender Chris Dudley two weeks before election day, the timing couldnt be any better.
For afternoon commuters, however, it stinks.
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If my personal lifestyle was so severely impacted by their visit, I’d show them the exit door.