Mother nature waits for no one, not even the president
January 26th, 2011
07:43 PM ET
12 years ago

Mother nature waits for no one, not even the president

Washington (CNN) - President Obama learned that even presidential motorcades can get stuck in snowy Washington, D.C. traffic.

After a day trip to Wisconsin Wednesday following his State of the Union Address, President Obama returned to a sleeting and snowing Washington, D.C. What is usually a 10-minute or less helicopter ride aboard Marine One from Joint Base Andrews, formerly known as Andrews Air Force Base, turned into a nearly one hour motorcade ride from the base where Air Force One landed, to the White House, according to pool reports.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. T'sah from Virginia

    It's snowing here in VA too as I type – We have a two-hour delay tomorrow and I will take advantage of that SNOOZE button!!

    January 26, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  2. Peter E

    Yes, I am sure snow storms are 'evidence' that the world is cooling down... the same way hurricanes (rain, cold, wind) are proof that world oceans are cooling too, and the fogged up mirror in your bathroom is proof that you took a cold shower instead of a hot one...
    Of course, it's easier to just parrot the 'science experts' that are policial pundits rather than think for onself.

    January 26, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Indie Woman in Denver

    I'm just glad the Prez & his crew made it home safely.

    January 26, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. Alex Gonzalez

    Hope president , help the immigrant people and find to resolve aproblem to the economy and hope best years to come in the future!!!!

    January 26, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  5. Ronald Reagan to George Bushes'

    We know how to skate.
    Uncle Sam, never complained either.

    January 27, 2011 03:37 am at 3:37 am |