Stop Shuler!

A Carolina blogger makes a good point about Heath Shuler’s uphill bid to oust eight-term Republican Charles Taylor from Congress:

Heath Shuler Getting Sacked Photo “From an objective, quantitative viewpoint, Shuler was a terrible NFL quarterback,” Woodmansee writes on his blog, www.StopShuler.com. “He completely failed at the one thing he was trained to do out of college, and yet was paid millions of dollars. The last thing we need in Washington is someone who gets paid a lot of money to do a lousy job.”

True that.

UPDATE: This video, also produced by Woodmansee, is pretty funny:

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  3. Dave Schuler says:

    No relation.

  4. Triumph says:

    “He completely failed at the one thing he was trained to do out of college, and yet was paid millions of dollars. The last thing we need in Washington is someone who gets paid a lot of money to do a lousy job.”

    This is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. According to the NCAA only 2% of NCAA senior players get drafted by an NFL team. This guy played in the league for 4 years–a year longer than the average career.

    Secondly, if the criteria for sending someone to Washington who “failed at the one thing he was trained to do” in college and “gets paid a lot of money to do a lousy job,” then I would suppose that this guy would be at the forefront of the anti-Bush brigade.

    Although Bush graduated from Yale with a degree in history he has shown he doesn’t have a clue about the historical conditions of the Middle East.

    His ability to get Saudi money to invest in his oil company which never was profitable is also an indication of his failure.

  5. Fersboo says:

    Must have touched a nerve there.

  6. James Joyner says:

    Must have.

    I don’t know much about Shuler’s post-NFL career and even less about the man himself. I just think the whole thing is funny.

    Shuler was a star player at UT–although, thankfully, Bama beat them every year in those days–but a flop as an NFL QB. That’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Still, it’s usually the star athletes that try to launch political careers based on their fame.