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Obama Visit Snarls Traffic

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 27, 2011 7:20PM

2011_4_27_presidential_seal.jpg President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama flew into Chicago today to tape an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. (An appearance that became much more interesting with the release of his birth certificate.) To clear the Presidential motorcade's trip from Lake Shore Drive to the HARPO studios, Lake Shote Drive was closed in both directions between Soldier Field and 31st Street this morning. So were portions of the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Stevenson Expressways where they feed into LSD.

If you're on the expressways this afternoon -- like, right now or so -- expect more delays as the Obamas head to O'Hare, where they'll fly to New York for some fundraisers. Maybe while they're there the President can give Donald Trump a copy of his birth certificate to inspect in exchange to unrolling the layers of hair that make up his enormous combover.