Every student body president seems to have a key man (or woman) behind him/her, a point person if you will. This point person could be a fraternity brother, a key campaign organizer, a sibling, or even a partner (as in bf/gf). And every president has quirks, Jamal's speech abilities stunk, Joe was a business man, John was soft, and it seems Ryan Moseley is inept, not a bad guy, just not suited to lead the Student Body. But, he got elected and he's got the 2.0 and the full-time status (and the lights didn't go out in the counting room...) so he's the President.
Though I can't help but recall that famous Nina DeJong quote, "Ryan rode a wave that was already set for him."
Though I'm not supposed to talk about it, Lacey Logsdon and I, shared a few emails. She was nice enough to offer to help me study for the LSAT re-take and even sent me some study re-lated papers. When I added her on facebook as a friend (I was totally caught off guard by her very sweet email and offer out of the blue), I noticed that on my end it showed the friend thing but not on hers. When I found out "someone close to her" deleted that and also read in her emails that I keep her help quiet, I immediately stopped talking to her and asked that she no longer contact me. Basically, it was a case of -- "I'll be your friend, but I'm so ashamed of it, no one else can know." No thank you.
But, I did learn that she is tutoring Ryan Moseley, which isn't much of a news tip really, but when you couple that with Ryan Day studying with Moseley twice a week -- -and studying is an understatement, when Day is hitting 180's in his sleep, that adds up. Then you hear about Lacey's presidential ambitions, you read about Ryan Day and Ryan Moseley brainstorming and killing programs like Tower, and then at Senate when everyone is there for the students and Ryan Moseley is at his LSAT classes -- who reads for him, who represents him?
And what happened with course packs? It seems Moseley barked alone behind the big fence for a while, then the alligator opened the fence door so the pooch got to see and hear the bark of the neighborhood dogs he was goading, and now...it seems all the barking has stopped. Did Moseley conduct his investigation properly or was it nothing but a desperate attempt at media fanfare?
But maybe the Turncoats aren't that bad after all? Well, on June 2nd I was given tacit permission from Thomas Jardon to release portions of a then-confidential email, dated February 14th that states as follows:
And, for the record (but off the record) my main reason for such a general defection was that Ben Grove, Josh Simmons, Ryan Day, and Kim Cruts were trying to barter off an Indie Spring Campaign for positions of their own. Kim and Josh wanted into Senate, Ryan Day wanted an Asst. treasurer post and Ben wanted something in Lobby. They flanked me and took me by surprise. They tried to push me and Rose and Ryan Nelson out of the way to make room for their own little insipid ambition. So, in response and to make sure no one ever sold out the Indies in exchange for positions (much less at the hands of a FBKer) I gave Moseley all that he wanted from me/us for free. It wasn't selling out, I reasoned, if there was no price. My support and work had never carried a price - nor would it now. As a result, I've successfully managed to push all four of the ingrates to the fringes of irrelevance and managed to still piss of FBK. They hate the fact that Moseley listens to me so much.
- Tommy Jardon
We love Tommy on this blog, even if we've misjudged him in the past. However, before members of Gator/Swamp knock on Tommy, reassess your own position. How mahy of you think you have Moseley's ear? Surely he owes you right? I mean you worked your ass off for him to get elected, you represent your party with distinction, you are disciplined to meet all constituency requirements and comport yourself as a member of a prestigious student governing body. Surely he'd never burn you. Surely you have pull with him.
From his candid and genuine interpretation, it seems Tommy thought the same. It seems Tommy thought that giving Ryan Moseley the dirt on the turncoats would as he put it "push all four of the ingrates to the fringes of irrelevance." Yet here we are in July, only three months and change from that day, and Ryan Day is Ryan Moseley's right hand man and Kim Cruts is his official spokesperson - on the net, from the office, and before the members of the Senate -- I mean why go to Senate, everyone knows it's the Executive Branch that runs SG anyways, right?...
But even still, how many of you out there - honestly - can relate to Tommy Jardon? I mean Pedro Morales at one point told us that "he had Ryan Moseley's ear on Graduate Affairs." This was quickly and privately refuted by top Gator officials, but certain proceedings in chambers squarely dispute fmr. sen. Morales' perception of his relationship to Ryan Moseley, just like the rise of the Turncoat Independents in Moseley's administration today, have clearly refuted Tommy Jardon's own gut instincts of this past February. So I ask you...do you think YOUR perception of your relationship with Ryan Moseley will be compromised down the road? Is this really a person you can trust? Is this person really a person suited for the job? Is this really a person you can trust?