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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 11:26 AM
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78. Here's some points to ponder, MC
9/1/2002 - Richfield, Ohio. Nowhere near an airport. Traffic tied up all around the small town almost the entire day - George W. Bush in town for a fundraiser - invitation only. Traffic stopped not only on local roads but I-77 and the turnpike. Security reasons. 2 hours seems reasonable compared to that.

Clinton 90s - here's a fun one. Then-governor George Voinovich (R) was upset because he was in Cleveland and needed to get to Columbus (Ohio). Columbus is a two-hour drive from Cleveland - and this would not have been rush hour. GV was so in a hurry that he ordered his pilot to violate the FEDERAL GUIDELINES that restrict airspace around AF1. Even emergency flights are likely to be diverted. GV just HAD to take off from the same airport, which was conveniently located RIGHT NEXT TO I-71, which goes directly to Columbus. After he was fined, GV tried to use the taxpayers' money (read: OUR MONEY) to pay off his fine. The pilot nearly lost his license due to GV's partisan tactics.

Oh, by the way, George Voinovich, mayor of Cleveland at the time, never complained about George H. W. Bush tying up the airport and traffic in Cleveland during GHWB's visit in 1989. Nor did he mention any problems he had about GWB's multiple visits to Ohio. Guess he was too busy bitching about Kerry's visits.
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