President Bush is scheduled to be campaigning in support of Congressman Dave Reichaert on Monday at the Downtown Bellevue Hyatt Regency.

The City of Bellevue is predicting massive traffic backups due to the presidential motorcade. Some streets and highways will be closed to the public. Much of the information for the Presidents trip including timeline of the event are being kept secret for security reasons.

Also expected to create ruckus are protests in Downtown Bellevue against the president and his presence in the area. All which should make for an interesting day for Downtown Bellevue on Monday.

The best advice the City of Bellevue has to offer for the event is, “Commuters are advised to 1.) be patient with delays, 2.) and as always, not call 911 unless there is an emergency”

My advice would be, if you’re interested in being part of the “festivities” get to Downtown as early as possible, surely parking will be a nightmare (Hyatt underground Parking will be closed to the general public). And secondly, if the thought of traffic and chaos makes you cringe, stay as far away as possible from the Downtown area.

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Seattle Times reported on Sunday that Bush will arrive at the Hyatt Regency at 4:25pm and will return to fly out early evening.

Before Bush’s arrival about a dozen anti-war groups plan to gather and outside the Hyatt. Signs of these protest groups will read, “Bush You’re Fired.” The protest groups will be dressed in orange Guatanamo Bay jumpsuits with giant papier-mâché heads, which are supposed to resemble Bush and Cheney.

Organizers for the event speculate that as many as 1,000 protesters could show up.

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