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Ask Mr. Answer Person: "Why did Michele Bachmann's bus block traffic on Water Street?"

Posted: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 9:37 PM

Chris e-mails Mr. Answer Person: "I just drove down Water Street and MIchele Bachman's campaign bus is parked in the westbound lane and blocking traffic and her lackeys are running around and trying to unclog it.  Hello!  Does this gain votes for her?"

But Jim e-mails: "Dear Mr. Answer Person,  Why are people complaining about Michele Bachmann's bus blocking Water Street for a brief time?  I bet those complaining about Bachmann's bus didn't complain about President Obama's blockade of most of downtown for over a day.  Some people need to chill out and quit their constant complaining."

Mr. Answer Person says: "I'd hate to think anyone is voting for President based on whether a bus is blocking traffic.  Still, there WAS a lot of grumbling Monday evening as the BIG bus made it difficult to drive down Water Street.  Campaign workers did realize they were creating a traffic hazard--they did a much better job of getting Bachmann back on the bus.  Of course, maybe they were in a hurry to get to the next campaign stop!