My understanding is that the slow traffic is heading E/W, while they WANT people to head North, where all lanes are currently Northbound. East West doesn't make sense...if the hurricane changes trajectory, you could end up right where it hits. At least with going north, if it hits you it'll be diminished.
I don't think that's appropriate at all, to be honest. If the mods ask something like that, fine, but I don't want Biden creating Palin children rape scenarios. Her answer needn't be "yes" or "no" but "how dare you!" and then we've both done something low class AND lost political points.
I agree with you about the importance of Obama writing that speech. It's one thing to be a good speaker. It's another entirely to craft your own message (rather than having it done by pollsters and advisers and writers), and it speaks to the fact that, for those who argue we don't know Obama, the campaign IS Obama. These ideas, these values...they're him.