No it doesn't, Joe, and your scatter-shot organizational skills don't bolster your"qualifications."
And Paul McAndrew makes a big point:
McAndrew, the attorney who filed the challenge questioning Seng’s petitions, suggests the decision is inconsistent with the Republican secretary of state’s call for requiring Iowans to show a photo I-D when they vote.
“We are continuing to allow lesser protections and safeguards in this setting while we shout that we have to protect the election hall,” McAndrew said via phone during the panel’s meeting.
Imaginary voter fraud? Let's photo ID everyone! Rounds of drinks for petition signatures? I guess it's OK if you're an anti-choice, Obama-bashing "Democrat" in a nuisance, resource-wasting primary. Perhaps I'm being harsh. Yes, as he asserts, Joe Seng has the right to run for Congress. That doesn't mean he IS right to run for Congress.
So now 2nd CD Democrats have a choice between an Obama-basher and a man who has stood with the president since before the 2008 caucuses.
The best detail of this whole thing is the site of the shots for signatures scandal: the Fibbin' Fisherman. That's Seng's new nickname; personally I prefer bearded professors. It's going to be good sport the next couple of months, trying to get to the bottom of who's behind planting this idea in the egotistic head of Mister Double Honorific, Senator Doctor Seng.