He didn’t go to a business school. He went to a Sizzler.
What Chelgren had claimed was a business degree from the “Forbco Management School” is now being described as “a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald’s,” an Iowa state GOP spokesman told NBC News. “He got a certificate.”
But Chelgren removed his Forbco “degree” from his website, NBC News noted, adding that the only “Forbco Management” it found in California was for “a company that used to operate a Sizzler steakhouse in Torrance, California.” Keep in mind that Chelgren is also the genius behind a proposal made earlier this year to let women file lawsuits against doctors who perform the legal medical procedure of abortion if they experience emotional distress.
Critics have said that Chilgren’s chewy stance on the state’s university system isn’t well-done. For example, as Salon noted last week, professors who aren’t registered with any political party can simply avoid the litmus test. It might not be rare then for people to simply drop their registration from party rolls before applying.
In an ironic twist to this story, according to Slate, Chelgren was once “best known as ‘Chickenman,’ a fun-loving character who wore a chicken hat, wielded a super soaker full of beer, and biked naked in Iowa’s famous RAGBRAI bike race.”
Author: Jeremy Binckes