I just got this press release from Andrei Cherny about his new Commercial. It appears that Stone Cold Creamery was late on some of its paperwork while Republican Doug Ducey was the CEO. Cherny manages to make an entire political ad out of these paperwork lapses. Click the image to enlarge.
Races should be about ideas, issues and experience--and Cherny's not lacking in that department. Here's a good summary from the Republic's Bob Robb.
Cherny's written two critically acclaimed books and founded “Democracy,” a national think journal with distinguished contributors.
Wow, that's impressive. The "Democracy Journal" is especially impressive, well written, insightful and boasts a host of talented guest authors.
Too bad the Democracy Journal's business license has been revoked...
Gotta watch that paperwork...you could run for office some day. (Read the update below)
Update: Cherny's folks emailed me and said that my post is out of line because the "REVOKED" status is a clerical error on the part of the agency that keeps track of the licenses. They also posted a long screed in the comments section.
Cherny's comments show that he doesn't understand the post. The fact that the license was revoked is meaningless. Just like the stuff Cherny is saying about Ducey is meaningless.
The online registration group mistakingly revoked Cherny's registration and he didn't catch it. You have to watch for stuff like that. Cherny should pay more attention, but he eventually figured out the error and called the folks up and they corrected it. Does that mean he's not a qualified candidate? Of course not.
By the same token, some clerk in Ducey's office forgot to send in the annual ACC form so it was filed late...is Ducey qualified? Of course. But Cherny is running commercials about Ducey's paperwork violations.
So when Cherny points out that the revocation of his License was a mistake and doesn't disqualify him from office...he's right. But Cherny's the one writing commercials about Ducey's paperwork violations. It's called "Irony".