Statement from KC mayoral spokesman Kendrick Blackwood

The First Lady was about to get a ticket. Like any other citizen, she tried to explain the situation. Because one of the parking attendants was rude, she reported the incident. Our office has gotten complaints about parking attendants at the airport, and the mayor wanted her to call to give a first-hand account of her treatment. Because of tight scheduling situations, mayors before Mark Funkhouser have had parking arrangements provided for them. Apparently, we're going to have to arrange that sometimes as well.