Actually, this is not surprising. Carol has written in the past about how Obama performed while President of the Harvard Law Review. He just phoned it in. Pulled his disappearing act, while he should have been around all the time given the importance of this top position. Unlike today, he probably didn't have campaign speeches, fund-raising dinners with Hollywood leftists and rappers, or expensive vacations. Whatever...he was probably off smoking weed with other Cambridge lefties, and getting it on with his boyfriend du jour.
Laziness and avoidance of tough tasks and hard work are ingrained in this man's character. Some things just don't change.