Saturday, June 21, 2008
If I were Sam Miorelli I would do exactly as he is doing, with the only exception being that I would hold off on formally acting on the impeachment proceedings by at least one more week -- not the summer long stall tactic being floated around by certain GDI's stalling for time to test the waters for compromises of their own. As of now there is even one Gator senator (still unnamed in ALL of the comments and emails, the lone Gator mentioned several posts ago, that has authored a somewhat interesting proposal which I suspect will get support in the more extremely hawkish wing of the Gator Party - check around SW 2nd Avenue & 13th St...
Miorelli with Tommy Jardon and with favorable Alligator coverage could really start to gain passive Gator supporters in Senate. It's imperative that the Orange & Blue Party rent out space on the colonnade, get 25-50 chairs, bust out the campaign-era banner, and invite the Alligator, the Gainesville Sun, the radio and tv stations, Student Org. Treasurers, strongly urge all Party Senators and office-holders to be in full attendance, where Miorelli, flanked by Jardon (for pull with the grad communities) and Norris (for the undergrads) gives a short :30-1minute explanation of what the Minority Party is trying to do, read out the Articles of Impeachment, to urge the Senate & the SBP to act, and finally to request that Drayton spare the Org.'s present, represented by their treasurers of any difficulties with the budget and the 2008-2009 Fiscal Year.
If Gator hawks and/or Kappas and/or Renfroe want to attend and heckle, even better, in fact that would only help in further alienating their centrist support.
Miorelli must VOICE the Independent Community's outrage, as well as publicly try to bridge that GDI Outrage to System Pragmatism.
I would hold off at least 7-10 more days, but no way in hell would I wait the whole summer. For what? So Drayton returns? Whoever says wait the summer is either delusional or stalling for time to either devise their own exit strategy or simply keep the Indies from engaging all together.