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Friday, November 15, 2013

The highs and lows of Joe Biden's Atlanta adventure

Atlanta traffic is typically bad during rush hour. But if you commuted through the heart of the city last night, you witnessed the wrath of Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade first hand.

The evening commute wasn't supposed to happen this way. The vice president landed yesterday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. He was scheduled to talk at the King Center about immigration reform.

"There's millions of people...that deserve a chance, deserve a path to earn their way to what you've just been sworn in to," he said.

During his Sweet Auburn visit, he paid his respects to the civil rights icon and his wife, Coretta. He laid flowers before he departed for his next stop.

Biden then stopped at a Democratic National Committee private reception, where he raised cash, praised Jason Carter, and talked politics. A select group of Georgia Democrats were in attendance.

After the fundraiser, the vice president's day quickly went awry. Two great forces, Joe Biden and Atlanta traffic, collided. Things started slowly with minor delays due to his motorcade. It wasn't a big deal.


But Biden took control of the situation. The motorcade shut down the city's highway system. Atlanta motorists waited. And waited. And waited some more.

He delayed the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra by 10 minutes. A whole 10 minutes!

The traffic forced NBA analyst Kenny Smith to miss his pre-game TV gig:

He crushed Wyatt Williams' hopes and dreams.

The Downtown Connector is now officially known as the Biden connector.

If by some chance he runs for president in 2016, he may have singlehandedly lost the Atlanta vote last night.

It's always Biden's fault. Always.

Please don't come back.


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