Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The President Exposed: A Balanced Assessmentt
Coming August 2007; Submissions Welcome
I have tried numerous times to reach the current Student Body President. I invited him and Mr. Weiss to a Q&A, neither one of which replied (though E.J. Walicki did and that is greatly appreciated). The couple of times I saw him, there was no sort of introduction, I mean I did endorse his ticket last year and I did deliver some good blows on Unite (mainly due to the MVP buy-out and Jared's System connections). I also applauded his work with course packs, but nothing.
Mr. Moseley reminded me a great deal of my colleague, John Printy, only Mr. Printy's mannerisms were sincere, while those of Mr. Moseley seemed opportunistic and blatantly exerted. I will not elaborate, instead I'll allow the deep-thinkers in here to digest that one. I was insulted and I've emailed him before. This cold-shoulder act, coupled with the edicts of his Press Secretary at censuring people her senior from speaking to blogs, primarily The Radikal have left me beside myself. The ineptness - or complicity of - the Independent Florida Alligator in not reporting the shifting of major blocks in Florida Blue Key and/or of the Moseley/Weiss stand-off or the Sam Green Block only add fuel to the already wild fire spreading throughout the annals of student leadership at the University of Florida.
On the other hand, there are many people that believe Moseley will bring about positive change, that he truly wants to improve Student Government, that he's poised to do great things. While I believe it's critical for students to know who's in power and by what means, I also think it's fair and pertinent to include the other side. I am not looking to go on the offensive, rather, I want to put the spotlight on this truly deserving public servant.