Friday, March 24, 2006

Jim Shea Should Think About His Gold Medal

Jim Shea and some commenters at SLCSpin have characterized the challenge to Shea's challenge as typical underhanded Democratic tactics. But let's be fair about this. The Utah Democratic Party has made clear to the press that part of the motivation behind challenging Jim Shea is they didn't have the appetite to waive the rules for him while statewide, Democratic candidates have been facing Republican challenges and roadblocks. Candidates have been challenged who have mere weeks remaining to become residents (as opposed to Jim Shea who has A LOT of time left). Also barred from participating are a number of U.S. soldier candidates who will be home from the Middle East before the election, but were not home before the filing deadline. So, Jim Shea (an Olympian no less) not meeting requirements then blaming his problems on Democrats lends a bit of strength to one persons characterization of him as, well, a brat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this just further typifies that retched state of politics that we've created for ourselves. If you can't have everything you want exactly when you want it, find someone to blame.

to borrow from president #2
[rules] are stubborn things

3/24/2006 02:29:00 PM  

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