Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Misc. Post
I'll go over a few things in the Alligator....
SG candidates to run solo, without party limitations
This is the one article the independents get from the Alligator. it' s rather depressing, but kudos to all the kids running on their own. I promise to compile a list for both Voice list-serves and get y'all some votes! I'll also be emailing these kids to offer any advice or answers to any questions. James...make sure to sign their walls and cover your bases, so that if they win by some miracle you can say you discovered them. *LOL*
Siler not an appropriate choice for VP
Horrible letter, it implies that athletes are not capable of holding office and maintaining their skills for the sport. The letter sounds excessively harsh on athletes and makes them out to be second class students in my book. But, Suzy is a very nice girl and is probably just wanting to let everyone know how hardcore Swamp she is. Blah
Siler will have plenty of time to do both
A very good letter by a former vice president I've never heard of. I'm sure James Argento has already run a few online searches and is currently emailing fmr. VP Jackson. Ken Kerns I'm sure will be writing an e-book about Jackson & Siler available no-where. (LMAO) j/k
A second Jackson letter will appear at odds of 4:1, asking James Argento to leave him and his family alone.
Depths of the Swamp
(A) "Beneath stained glass windows and a towering organ, Boyles betrays his otherwise reserved demeanor each Sunday afternoon to sing before the congregation at the Gainesville Christian Church. "
(B)"Bryson Ridgway is my big brother," Moseley says, referring to a former Student Senate president who is also a Sig Ep member. "He pretty much taught me that you can do anything you want to in life."
(A)Loving Jesus is great, but towering over an organ and membership in a cult are two things John might want to keep under wraps.
(B) Bryson also should have taught this kid to wait his turn. It's sad that FBK went with Joe over Jared last year and that this year Jared's own fraternity is the one shafting him. I feel bad for Jared, real bad, but politics are dirty and taking the word of FBK and large houses (even if you're a member of one of the large houses) is pretty crazy.
=========Duque's Election Result-Predictions===============
As of right now, I'll post two more set-ups for fun:
Student Body President/VP: 55/45 in Boyles/Washington's favor.
Treasurer: Moseley/_____ Runoff
The first round: Moseley 40-49%, Bovell 25-35%, Henriques 15-25% *
Here's where it can get very messy....I believe that fmr. Progress members still see Mackenzie Moritz as their leader....Adam Roberts may be cool to some, cute to others, or even a great leader to a few others but in the long run to true Progress hardliners, Roberts will always be Mackenzie's bitch, excuse me, Roberts will always be #2 (as in the Veep not the bowel movement) and they will go Mackenzie's way. Mackenzie is Susan's Andre (campaing manager) and Susan was always Progress, hell she lost her job, her livelihood for the Party...hardline Progress members will not vote for Lola, Lola will not reap the on-campus housing votes...those I also give to Susan & Ryan (I would venture to say that HUME will go hugely to the independent candidate's pool).
Here's where it could get real bad --- Susan goes to runoff with Ryan, Lola feels the sting and endorses Moseley, hence returning to the Gator Party fold via SWAMP. But who knows....perhaps the results of this election will make up for the boring centrism of the campaign trail. Also Jared/Siler in my book are down but they're hardly on their knees, they could come out of the rut if they consider a minor PR makeover.
Accounting SWAMP (1)
Agriculture: UNITE (2)
Architecture: SWAMP (1) (unopposed)
Business Admin: SWAMP (3)
Education: SWAMP (1)
Engineering: UNITE/SWAMP (1:1)
Forestry: SWAMP (unopposed)
Graduate: SWAMP sweep
Health & Human Perf: don't know
Health Related Performance: Independent (1)
Journalism: SWAMP (2)
Law: UNITE (1)
LS: UNITE (5)
Nat Resources: UNITE (1)
Nursing SWAMP (1)
Pharmacy: SWAMP (1)
Freshman: SWAMP (5)
Sophomore: SWAMP (5)
Vet Med: SWAMP (1)
No not a type-o, I give all of LS to UNITE and all of the Grad votes (even if they do usually vote 50/50 all to Swamp). Betcha I'm right.
I don't like this particular dish (I'm eating my own words over here, I need some salt and some garlic powder, this is just unbearable).....Gavin Baker...you're ok...I joined your facebook group, hopefully you won't get grilled too badly for having my full support!