January 23rd, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Back to traffic jams

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Steve Brusk and Emily Robards
CNN National Desk

One of the perks of life in the White House: with rare exceptions, you never sit in a traffic jam.

That’s not the case if you live in Dallas.

Former First Lady Laura Bush got a taste of her new life in the Metroplex Thursday, as her SUV ended up stuck in traffic on a freeway entrance ramp. Her much shorter motorcade sat patiently, with television news helicopters overhead, waiting to merge onto Interstate 35 as she returned to the ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Mrs. Bush visited a friend, and then stopped by the Bushs' future home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas. She was seen checking out the large backyard, waving to cameras circling overhead. A smiling Mrs. Bush also waved at bystanders gathered on the street as she departed.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Sammy Sixxx

    That's Texas. Even though we're all moving in the same direction, some how every day, every rush hour, theres a traffic jam and two bulls get stuck in the gate.

    January 24, 2009 at 1:33 am |
  2. ashley hall

    Who would stand around just to see Mrs Bush, I say that is a waste of time. what do you think?

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  3. ashley hall

    Is this the best news that you can report? Mrs Bush gets stuck in traffic blah blah blah. Seriously who cares anymore the Bush family is so three days ago!

    January 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  4. Annie Kate

    Aw, the rigors of common life. I feel for Mrs. Bush in that traffic jam along with all the others – traffic jams are so frustrating. Just a sit and wait game – kind of like electing a new President and having to sit and wait for the old one to leave.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm |