While I was in Los Angeles yesterday, I got a call from my friend Joe Fein, who told me he wouldn't be able to make it to an event featuring Pamela Geller, author of The Post-American Presidency, that he had hoped to attend.
"They've shut down Olympic Boulevard!" Joe said in outraged tones, explaining that the major east-west thoroughfare had been closed to allow President Obama's motorcade to proceed from Los Angeles International Airport to a fundraising dinner with Nancy Pelosi at the home of one of the president's liberal Hollywood friends.
I am coming to you live from the center of the worst traffic jam I have ever seen in my life. I've been trapped here for over three hours because President Obama and a group of Hollywood insiders are having a fancy fundraiser.
Someone apparently decided that Obama's $30,000-a-plate dinner at the house of "West Wing" producer John Wells necessitated shutting down most of the major east-west through streets in Los Angeles. . . .
If the President was unable to get to John Wells' house without causing this level of disruption, then perhaps he should have done his fundraising somewhere else . . .
Fortunately, my own route to LAX (where I caught the red-eye back to D.C.) was a north-south trip, not east-west, so I avoided the mess. Will irritated Los Angeles commuters remember this Obama-induced traffic nightmare for 11 weeks and hold Democrats accountable in November?
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