Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tire Trouble Lands Clinton in Ankeny -- A Few Hours Late

A flat tire is apparently keeping Senator Clinton from making her 12:15 p.m. scheduled stop at Ankeny's DMACC campus to discuss health care issues with Iowans.

Close to the original event start time, a campaign aide made the announcement that Sen. Clinton was running late because there was a flattened tire on her chartered airplane and they had yet to depart from Washington, D.C. He said she would be expected around 2:00 p.m. and that lunch was being brought in for those patiently waiting the Senator's arrival.

According to one food service worker at the event, they were informed around 10:00 a.m. that they needed to increase their meal order - originally planned for the working media - to feed 300 people.

At a quarter after 2:00 p.m., a woman took the microphone to say Sen. Clinton would be there in just a few more minutes.

UPDATE: 2:27 p.m. -- Clinton event starts.

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