It's not a surprise to me. As a wanna-be elitist he probably felt targeted by the police. I mean come on, shouldn't a high falutin' "black" (halfrican-American) student be able to park anywhere he wants without the silly police bothering him? The police are there to enforce the rules against the little people, not the elites.
From the article:
According to the Somerville Times in 2007, as a Harvard Law School student, Obama got 17 parking tickets during 1989-1991 from the Cambridge Police Department that he left unpaid until just weeks before he announced his bid for the presidency.
"In other words, as a practicing lawyer in Chicago, he allowed these tickets and penalties to remain unpaid; as an Illinois state senator he allowed these tickets and fines to remain unpaid; and as a United States senator he allowed these almost-two-decade-old signs of his disdain for the law to remain unpaid," commented John LeBoutillier on Newsmax.com.
The Washington Post said two years ago that the tickets included parking without a proper permit and parking in a bus stop.
The President is clearly a man who just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
It is better to be silent and thought a fool then to speak and remove all doubt. That's ok. I thought he was a fool long before this.