“They tried to question her competency and she was like that for years and years,” he said.
Many other factors would come into play, including the competency and platforms of her opponents, both Democrat and Republican.
So stubborn was she, in fact, that Mason requested she be examined for competency.
1590s, "rivalry;" c.1600, "sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life," from Latin competentia "meeting together, agreement, symmetry," from competens, present participle of competere (see compete). Meaning "sufficiency of qualification" is recorded from 1797.