The Search For An Obama Scandal Grows

Ken AshfordElection 20081 Comment

Really, is this the worst the media can dig up?

Two weeks before the US senator from Illinois launched his presidential campaign, he paid parking tickets he received while attending Harvard Law School, officials said yesterday.

Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991, according to the city’s Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department.

Of those tickets, he paid only two while he was a student and paid them late, said Susan Clippinger, the office’s director.

In January, about when the Globe began asking local officials about Obama’s time at Harvard, including any violations of local laws, someone representing the senator called the parking office to inquire about the decades-old tickets.

On Jan. 26, the remaining $375 in fines and fees were paid by credit card using the city’s website, Clippinger said. She said she didn’t know who paid them.

It’s getting ridiculous.

MichaelStickings quips:

In related news, Obama is half-black, or something, may or may not be Muslim, may or may not belong to a pseudo-Christian cult that promotes racial segregation, has the suspicious middle name “Hussein,” and is only one consonent of separation away from Osama. Oh, and when he was younger he attended an Indonesian school that’s really a terrorist training camp, something called a “madrassa,” you know, highly dubious and foreign-sounding. And there were those shady real estate deals in Chicago. So, really, there’s no way he can be president. He’s totally unqualified and he’s probably a traitor. For God’s sake, he doesn’t even pay his parking tickets on time!