Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama, Gates, Gibbs and Cambridge

Two weeks before the Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign, he paid parking tickets he received while attending Harvard Law School. He received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991. The only two he paid while he was a student he paid late. Once the spotlight was on him, he decided to do the right thing.

Records show that Obama received the tickets between Oct. 5, 1988, and Jan. 12, 1990, for violations including parking in a resident-only area, blocking a bus stop, and failing to put money in meters.

Barack probably thinks the Cambridge police ticketed him because he was black and they were acting stupidly then too. And now, these same Cambridge police must be abusing his buddy Gates.

But, more to the point Baghdad Bob Gibbs made it quite clear what the administration's view of law enforcement is when he dismissed a suggestion that the current backlash from police groups could be troublesome for the White House. "I think the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed McCain, if I'm not mistaken." Gibbs remarked snidely.

So there you have it. This administration is only for those Obama considers friends, like Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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