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Greasing of Wheels Halts LA Traffic

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Well, as if we didn't have enough to be pissed at President Bush for, we come to find him responsible for the hours-long traffic nightmare that's virtually shut down the Westside this evening.

Yes, the most unpopular president since Herbert Hoover, who's treated California as virtually a foreign country for the past six years, came to town to get a little grease poured on his wheels by a few wealthy constituents (the fundraising dinner being at the house of venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, appointed early this year to Homeland Security's Advisory Council).

Broidy's house being in Holmby Hills, naturally the entire 405 is shut down in rolling strips this evening, in both directions, while Sunset Blvd. is completely closed from 4-8 PM from Westwood to the freeway. So as hundreds of thousands sit in gridlock, burning precious gasoline at $3.00 per gallon, it's worth remembering who really owns this country.

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We'll breathe a lot easier when the ape has taken his circus and left town. And so will the Governator, who's been running from the freakshow all day.