Skip to comments.Obama's celebrity-rich L.A. tour causes traffic jams
Posted on 10/25/2011 1:27:14 PM PDT by bkopto
President Obama's fundraising swing through Los Angeles made for a tougher afternoon commute for some motorists on Monday.
The traffic problems were most intense in Hancock Park and Mid-City, with east-west commuters facing some delays. A portion of Wilshire Boulevard and adjacent 6th Street were shutdown for several hours, jamming other streets linking downtown and the Westside.
On top of that, Obama made an unscheduled stop at Roscoes Chicken and Waffles on Pico Boulevard.
Booths full of early-dinner diners craned their necks to see Obama, who was at the counter ordering for himself and nearby aides, including Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney, David Plouffe and Marvin Nicholson. With him was Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who represents the area in the House.
Among other items, Obama reportedly ordered the No. 9, Country Boy -- three wings with choice of waffle, potato salad or French fries -- which cost $8.90, according to the menu. He quickly moved to the cashier.
At an intimate fundraising dinner in Hancock Park, Obama spoke softly to a few dozen supporters who had paid $35,800 each to greet him.
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It’s LA... Who doesn’t expect to sit & pollute there? Lol I think someone should publish the calorie count of that meal & the environmental impact of the prez traffic jam. Dissappointed to hear Will Smith attended.
President Jug Ears -— ‘Screw ‘em make sure the peasants know I’m in town”
President Jug Ears - Screw em make sure the peasants know Im in town “They should be in awe of Me. They should be in awe of my Visage”