Thursday, March 02, 2006
Irregularities Pub: Welcome 2 Happy Hour
First & Foremost: MASSIVE PROPS GO OUT TO GATORMAN
Two: Congratulations to John Boyles and LYDIA WASHINGTON.
Three: How long does it take to count 10,000 computer votes....why did the counting go 1.25hrs over? ....Did anyone see the lights flicker......Will another Associate Dean leave UF under the veil of an administration cover up?.....SG Bloggers: fixate your eyes! Will Jared contest the results or will UNITE by SWAMP a round at the Swamp. One could only hope that Jared will pull an Al Gore and get down to the bottom of things....but these are mainstream politicians so you never know.
Four: Susan shows that Progress is still Alive & Well, taking about the same # of votes as Moritz & Co. last year. I almost went to the O&B tonight...Pete was there and I was trying to coerce Hoffman into going....but I decided to call off all efforts b/c I would have only gone there to root Susan on.
Five: I feel bad for Jared...but I have to insist on what I've been saying all along. With all the momentum Unite had they should have continued on with the legacies of Impact, Access, & the Student Alliance...but they didn't, instead they tried to garner Greek and Athletic support, hence in my opinion losing the GDI's. I pushed as hard as I could for Gavin with the few people in my old college and I know that all the other alums like Argento, Kerns, etc pushed for their people with whoever they still know on campus, but Unite did fuck up. Think of this....UNITE garnered about the same amount of support as Impact did for Dennis last year....my only question is....was the price of this election worth the result?
My heart goes out to Jared and those that were defeated, but this election should signal the end of the politics of excess and fanfare that have plagued the community since the Fall of Access. We are not about fancy clubs, pricey bartabs, mainstream platforms or generic candidates! We are about the Reitz Union, we are about the O&B, we are about everything on this campus not the neon lights of downtown!
Six: What now? Will Susan endorse Lola, if so then what? Will UNITE go on...will they get Lola elected, if so, then what? What can the students come to expect?
Seven: Now what?