Michigan GOP Representative Thaddeus McCotter ended his quest for re-election after it was revealed his campaign couldn’t get 1,000 signatures to be placed on the ballot in August.

The revelation and subsequent end of his campaign marks a year of embarrassment for the five-term representative.  While you were sleeping last Julh, McCotter started a long-shot bid for the Presidency.  After failing to get in a debate, McCotter pulled the plug on his Oval Office ambitions after the Ames Straw Poll.

Now the news comes out that McCotter’s campaign couldn’t get 1,000 valid signatures in a district he’s represented for ten years?  This might be one of the biggest displays of ineptitude by a politician and his campaign in recent history.

McCotter is also known for being the lead guitarist for bipartisan Congressional rock group, The Second Amendments.  No word on this affects the band’s promising future.

Source:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77000.html