10th Congressional District Dem candidate Dan Seals likes to draw as many comparisons between Barack Obama and himself as possible. Who would have guessed that this goes as far as claiming to be a professor when he is not?
Turns out that our Illinois junior senator was billed as a law professor at University of Chicago when he was actually only a lecturer, according to Obama fan and frequent cheerleader/apologist Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. See her article here. Sweet actually seems to imply that it was U of C's fault, not Obama's, for claiming he was a law professor, when he only taught part-time and clearly never held the title of "professor of law." But, Obama himself has claimed that title in the past, and is only now being held accountable.
In Dem circles, this extravagent bit of puffery is apparently not a news flash, but the Clinton camp has recently seized on it as the ammunition of the day.
So, campers, does this remind you of anyone?
Yes, that's right, Congressman Mark Kirk's Dem opponent.... DAN SEALS, who claimed for months, since at least October, that he was a professor at Northwestern University, despite not ever having spent a minute in an NU classroom teaching a student (and still hasn't). The basis for this claim is that he is scheduled to teach a 10-hour night class beginning this April. Sorry, folks, that does not qualify one to claim the title of "professor" at one of the best schools in the country. TA regulars know all about this blatant bit of resume puffing on the part of the Seal Pup, and how we at Team America feel about it, but for the complete background, see here and here, for starters.
Hmm... seems that Seals wants to emulate his idol Obama in every way possible... perhaps he's going to do it right off the same cliff that Obama may be heading towards...