Rumors are probably the lowest grade of information out there. Sources help, especially when you can research the person(s). But perhaps the best source of those listed is a phone call, actually talking to a real person, as opposed to reading an email. Anyone can start an email account and normally you don't follow-up on your sources, you don't phone a source, you just go by what's being told to you, you could ask a question or two, or you could ask for a generic message sent from the primary email, but you're really kind of out there as far as verification goes.
This morning I received a phone call from someone close to me, I guess you could say family and what I was told was very troubling. Whatever I can give you guys, please be content with it, because I hate posting half-truths and bits & pieces, but the information needs to go out. From what I was told, there seems to be a subtle type of alliance being formed between Sig Ep, Theta Chi, & Phi Kappa Tau. I can totally understand the SE/OX connection and would have understood including an AEPi, Delt, ATO, or even an SAE, but apparently Phi Tau's stock has risen or perhaps they're more gungho. I don't know - so please don't ask - I seriously don't know.
There was also from what I'm told, a good amount of activity at Sig Ep house last night. For those of you unfamiliar with Fraternity-life, members of other fraternities usually don't come over to visit. I'd be a liar if I told you that Theta Chi's or Phi Tau's were seen going in, but my source on SW13/2nd (not in Phi Tau -- so that further narrows the guessing game for you P.I.'s out there) insists that his/her house tried to get in on the pact and were basically blown off. Apparently whatever is going on is not a Greek-House-Pile-Up, whatever is going is being very carefully planned and if I had to guess, it's going to royally suck to be Paul Drayton in the coming weeks. It kind of angers me that these System brats can have a couple meetings and rock the system more than my blog has in three years, but whatever, that's just the name of the game I guess.
Two things I've deduced from all this and it just hit me square in the face is that (1) Reilly must be abreast of what's going on here, I never really figured he was this smart; and (2) I suspect and that point have no idea how, but I have a rather substantiated belief that this Gator-faction is going to turn Greek Judicial Affairs on Kappa Alpha Psi, but on what grounds or charges, I have no idea.
Potentially dismissing Renfroe from R&A or colluding to have Drayton brought up on Impeachment as part of a greater aim for SBP is all part and parcel of the SG game, but NEVER in history - at least not that I'm aware (Ken? James? Nick? Chris? anyone?) has an SG political faction used a University review or court to directly counteract another student interest group. Some could argue the online voting issue, but that was a student court against a student issue -- not saying that's the case, but even still, that's student:student. If the puzzle I put together is correct, we could be entering a new, sleazier, darker era of SG Politics.
The real question here isn't really how much of this is true, I guess the real and important question, how badly does Johnson want SBP, how badly does Drayton want to hold on, and what, if anything, will the Senate do when this little happy family, arguably, devolves into infighting, cliques, and daily sparring? To tell you the truth, I don't even see O&B coming out whole from such a saga either.
Let's hope that these entries taper off the chaos a bit. I love chaos, but some reason is needed. I've seen Senate split in three before, but God help us, no, God help you, if Senate has a hostile Greek, hostile black, hostile GDI block. NOTHING WOULD GET DONE.
Will They Survive As One?
Retraction: Earlier a photo of Dresher was posted. Frank Bracco had informed me that SBP President was traveling with a member of OX, External Affairs. I went to the SG website and pulled the name I found; needless to say, I pulled the name of the previous year's officer. My apologies for the mix-up.