Rush hour nightmares

This is a fictional representation of rush hour traffic:

This is a real rush hour in London:

The rush hour in London was shot around the time I lived there. So at some point, I was on the trains, or crossing the Millennium Bridge or walking across London Bridge or on a double decker bus with the rest of the people in these shots.

This is rush hour on a bike in New York City:

I’ve done this, too, and the secret is, it’s always rush hour in New York City.

And this is rush hour on a bike in D.C.

I bike daily in Washington, and this guy is totally irresponsible. I know where he’s going and there are plenty of bike lanes, so he shouldn’t be weaving through cars and running red lights or hopping on the sidewalk.

And this is what I go through every day in D.C., because this is about a from my office.

How’s your commute?

I wonder what the GOP’s vice presidential candidate for 2008 is doing?

This is why we should never listen to John McCain again, because he thought this woman was qualified to be president of the United States if he died in office (Via Talking Points Memo):

Sarah Palin’s camp has finally weighed in on the Alaska birthday party brawl that put the former Republican vice presidential nominee and her family back in the national spotlight this past week.

The website Real Clear Politics spoke to what it described as a “source close to the Palin family” who offered the Palins’ side of the physical, bloody altercation that took place on Sept. 6 at a house in Anchorage. The article said the source’s description “diverge[d] significantly” from what had been reported elsewhere, but the anonymous portrayal essentially confirmed the broad outlines of the fight, including that Sarah Palin herself was present and was shouting as it all went down.

On Friday, TPM published a detailed account of the brawl based on reports from several news outlets as well as our own reporting. Two named eyewitnesses reported seeing the former Alaska governor at the party, including one who said he saw Palin’s husband Todd, son Track, and daughter Bristol were involved in multiple melees with other party guests that night. One anonymous source said Sarah Palin was “nearly crawling on top of people” while screaming and shouting profanities.

Stay tuned for the next episode of “Real Housewives of Wasilla.”