Joshua Sharf, the vice-chair of the Denver County Republican party is running for state representative in CO-06. His campaign website, powered by the WordPress blog engine, lists the following detail:
Eventually, he turned to a career in web development,
Judging from the website, I can see why he eventually turned to a career in politics.
Now, some would say that this is an unfair criticism; the Internet was still in its fledgling stages in 1997 and "Web Development" consisted of some rough html embed tags.
Then why promote a skill which you only have a passing experience with? Why describe it as a "career" choice if you didn't make it a long term commitment?
I guess it's not so far fetched considering the skills of George W. Bush, a "small businessman" who ran 2 small businesses into the ground. Take a look at this year's slate of Republican candidates, somehow voters are supposed to believe in a doctor who wants to abolish healthcare and multimillionaires who are passing themselves off as populists. From the party which proposes to fix the government's problems by eliminating government we get a "web developer" who chose a WordPress template for his website. It makes perfect sense.
But just when you though the mystery to this guy's incompetence has been solved, I found another mention of his web skills.
• Republican candidate Joshua Sharf — A contract Web developer for various companies.
So he was citing "web developer" as his primary vocation as recently as 2008.
The more I think about it, the more I come to realize how typically Republican this guy is. Either he's overstating his resume and has no business coding html, or he really does work in the field but he's incapable of producing anything of value.