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Park your arrogance right here, Louie
What an arrogant tool: Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican—naturally—and all-around nutcase, got a ticket for parking in a spot reserved for National Park Service vehicles. And he didn't like it.
Gohmert took the ticket off his windshield and placed it on a police car along with his business card with a message written: “Oversight of Park Service is my job! Natural Resources Thus the Congressional Plate in window.”

He was “rude and irate,” one officer reported. Another wrote that Gohmert was “ranting.”

“I was issued a ticket and I am a congressman and parked my vehicle in the NPS parking only because I have a Congress placard, see,” Gohmert told one officer, according to the report. “I am going to a meeting on the Hill and I am the one who oversees the National Park Services Natural Resources.” [...]

Gohmert told an officer that he “did not have time to deal with the issue,” according to the report. The report says that Gohmert told officers “I left my business card with the ticket and I am not paying for a ticket,” and drove off without further incident.

What the law says is:
... that members of Congress may park their cars "in any available curb space in the District of Columbia" when it is being used "on official business."
He was in town for dinner with family. And it was in a reserved spot at the Lincoln Memorial. And he's an ass. And given that it was a $25 ticket, cheap.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:47 AM PDT.

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