Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Thanks to an AFA member this morning for this very insightful "opinion" of what constitutes silliness. You may remember that we declared the Silly Season was upon us with the Graham attempt to be King. That title is already held by Obama, but we digress. This is in response to yet another insane "article" posted on SA, the website owned and operated by McCain/Graham and their sycophants. So there is every reason to eschew anything printed there. A waste of bandwidth. Nonetheless, we love the humorous attempts to deny 119 state committee the right to vote for the sole reason of getting Jonathan Lines elected without having to actually earn it. This is long and every word is a jewel!]
January 5, 2017
How many mail angels can dance on the head of the word “mail” in a statute involving giving notice of a meeting of a purely private political organization? An anonymous writer at Sonoran Alliance posted a silly article. It contains some choice SILLINESS.
But, before getting to that, I saw reported on the MCRC Briefs a nice summation of the “mail” issue in the context of the Solicitor General’s “informal opinion”:
Attorney Ted Naeckel Responds To AG Opinion: I saw the “opinion” from Bronovich.(sic) He clearly acknowledges that his “opinion” is hasty and not well researched. The only authority for USPS mail that he sites (sic) only is in the rules of court and rules of civil procedure for serving documents another party and is inapplicable in terms of a call letter to PC’s because court procedure is a specialized circumstance and the sole purview of the courts. It has no binding application to “normal” areas of the law. The definitions section of the Arizona Revised Statutes does not define “mail” as being only Snail mail. Nor does Title 16, which deals expressly with the political structure set up by the state, define “mail”. Further, depending on the dictionary, I can find the term “mail” to include e-mail. Because the definition of “mail” is not established anywhere other than the court rules of civil procedure, e-mail is not precluded under title 16. With the new “e-filing” system, everything but the initial service of a complaint is done by e-mail now. And, the initial service can also be done by the agreement of the parties.
Back to the silliness contained in the silly anonymous article at Sonoran Alliance:
“Just issued, a legal opinion by the Arizona Solicitor General office of the Arizona Attorney General, resolves a dispute regarding notification in Republican Party elections.”
Some in our Party try to get away with, and often succeed in getting away with, a lot of I-am-making-up-the-rules-as-I-see-fit usurpations through bluff and bluster mostly because too many of the county chairmen and legislative district chairmen and precinct committeemen have failed to spend the time and expend the effort to learn and be fully aware of who can do what per the statutes and the bylaws, whether it’s the state bylaws or the county bylaws.
The funniest part of the anonymous author’s article arrives in the last paragraph, where he states:
“Party activists and officials must be aware of these important bylaws and statutes especially when they conduct the process of elections and seek higher leadership. Pushing a personal agenda by skirting the rules or making them up as you go is the not the upholding manner in which GOP leaders should conduct themselves.”
Was the writer deliberately stating such ironic hypocrisy?
TOO FUNNY. ;-)