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Attending or avoiding: President Obama in Seattle Thursday

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Oct. 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm with 16 Comments »
October 20, 2010 6:37 pm

Obama was last in Seattle Aug. 17
President Barack Obama is in Seattle tonight and Thursday for a campaign stop for Sen. Patty Murray. Whether you want to see him or avoid the traffic mess, here’s what you need to know:

RALLY INFO: President Obama will appear at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 3870 Montlake Blvd NE, on the University of Washington campus at 11 a.m. Thursday. The rally is free and open to the public. Admittance to will be on a first-come, first-served basis; overflow space will be provided. To RSVP, click here. With parking limited and thousands expected, participants are encouraged to take King County Metro or Sound Transit buses.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Those traveling in and around Seattle Thursday can expect “occasional street closures or traffic slowdowns” on local streets and the freeway according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. While exact routes aren’t announced for security reasons, he’ll be at The Westin downtown overnight, traveling to a private residence in the morning, appearing at UW at 11 a.m., then flying out of Boeing Field.

AIRSPACE: The FAA is closing airspace over Seattle during the visit and it hopes to avoid a repeat of what happened when the president was in Seattle in August. Fighter jets scrambled when a small float plane flew into Seattle and landed on Lake Washington at Kenmore. The jets caused two sonic booms that alarmed many people.
Staff and wire reports

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  1. aylawoman says:

    If Porky Patty wasn’t in office, we wouldn’t be bothered by him, so the best way to avoid him in the future is to stay home and fill out your ballot, voting for Rossi. Hopefully, they’ll both be gone soon…

  2. dump dumb patty

  3. newshound100 says:

    Can Barack fill Hec Ed ? Wow, Biden 10 days ago could’nt get 400 at UWT.

  4. Anyone want to venture a guess at how much Obama’s attempt to get out the vote for dim Patty is costing all of us as taxpayers. Us taxpayers foot the bill when Air Force One flies the man and all his staff to attempt to influence on how to vote. It has got to be tens of millions of our dollars.

    Pork Patty costs us more everyday.

    Vote Rossi.

  5. OldLefty says:

    Oh, and before the complainers start, the President’s visit is funded by the Democratic Party.

    Ayalawoman is another in a long line that want our tax money to go to Alaska.

    Patty Murry brings it home for jobs – 3,000 of them at Hanford right now. Dino is still gasping for air over that answer at the debate.

  6. OldLefty says:

    Oh….I was too late…..Richie got to make a fool of himself before I could rescue him.

  7. OldLefty says:

    Now, on the other hand, taxpayers DID pay the bill with Bush did his famous midnight ride to Florida to support Brother Jeb on the Terry Schavio issue, which was none of their business.

  8. BigSwingingRichard I think has swung his head into the wall one too many times! Come on Rich you can think up something a little more Intelligent then that can’t you? ( well maybe not in your case) Of course Taxpayers pick up the tab to fly Air Force One and look at things this way Rich Just Maybe, you do need (the Man) to help influence your vote. When you tell others to vote for Rossi you have just Informed us all you need that help. ba ha ha ha Borrow someone else’s thinking Rich it’s obvious you can’t think on your own with a comment like the one you made this Morning!

  9. Commandtiger says:

    If the Democrat party wasn’t worried about Murray getting relected they would’t even be here. But since the Party is worried they come in droves.. We do need a change but not by Obama or the Democrats or trhe republicans, and leave the -party out Need some person in office who will work for the people and not a party or speical intrest groups… Need to make OBama a one term President!!!!!!!!

  10. Commandtiger! The problem is we have a two party system ( in essence making it the same crap with two separate piles) Why people think that the Republican Party will be the answer because the Democrats have failed so miserably is beyond me ( wasn’t this the makes of the last time we voted? The Republicans messed things up so badly we all were so excited the Democrats were gonna come in and clean up the Place?) Didn’t happen did it? Won’t happen this time either! No matter who the people vote in it won’t matter, Big Interest, Big Money, Big Corporations, are the ones that are dictating the matters not the little people ( like you and me) The rules of the Game my friend are written without you and me present ( basically the little people are just plain Rooked no matter who you vote in)

  11. mmrussell67 says:

    TO OldLefty Newsflash: Obama visit costs Seattle more than $100,000
    Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn recently estimated the cost of providing security for President Barack Obama’s visit at $100,000 to $150,000.

    Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/20/1389794/obama-visit-costs-seattle-more.html#comment-88631091#ixzz130q2IMt0

  12. Sure is a big stink in Seattle today, I mean BIG ODOR !!!!

  13. justacitizen says:

    Just spent 3000 dollars (yep, thanks Gov Christine) for UW Fall tuition for our child up there. Today, classes are almost empty, so our student is not getting the education which we paid for (thanks Obama). She is about the only kid in class. Obama and Murray must be desperate indeed

  14. megal9298 says:

    i think they should have budget restrictions on how much can be spent on a run for any goverment office. Why are we paying for the president to come visit HIS candidate? We are allowing his face to help patty win the washington seat again ok fine i understand that by why is it cosing us 100,000 just for security? we have buget cuts and people losing jobs and raising taxes just to pay for him to fly out here im sorry total BS. My daughter wrote the president a letter for a fourth grade project and the letter she got back was from ding bat talking about our state legislature with words my daughter couldnt spell yet they wanted her to understand? does anyone see hope on the horizon or is my vision just blurred from the washington fog?

  15. jiminycricket says:

    Following the November election Rossi (aka snake oil salesman) will be a threepeat loser! Go Patty!

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