Friday, October 22, 2010

Traffic Jam Coming Soon

At least in Minneapolis tomorrow. It appears as if President Obama will be the first sitting president to visit the University of Minnesota campus since William Howard Taft in 1911. He will be at a campaign rally with DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton. The rally is scheduled around 1:00.

So far so good.

Oh- there's a football game on campus, too? The Golden Gophers welcome the visiting Nittany Lions of Penn State. Game time? 11:00 am. The way the Gophers have been playing (very badly) I would guess the crowd won't be a problem. In fact, the Gophers might even like to have the Democrat's (poor) odds in the mid-term elections compared to their own.

Of course with a president visiting, that means security, Secret Service, closed roads, air traffic disruption. Even on a Saturday that might not be easily and quickly cleared. It may be best to stay away for a while.

Except we have tickets for the Guthrie Theater for a 1:00 performance right across the river. Will we or won't we? I need to think about this.

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