Ok. Paul Drayton should not be in office, but the split favors his camp -- there's no doubt about it. However, I think room for bi-partisan cooperation should exist to pen legislation making it a requirement for the following posts to serve in physical-year-round capacities:
Student Body PresidentDue to the inactive nature of the Courts, special caveats could be placed in for them as a token of good faith by the two [more active] branches of government.
Student Body Vice President
Student Body Treasurer
Student Senate President
Student Senate President Pro Tempore
Another area that the Senate should address is the notion of rule-by-proxy, a touchy subject disliked by prominent alums from both the Independent & System sides. It's highly unprofessional and borderline, unethical to create offices out of thin air, tangle up salaries, and toss constitutional powers and duties like pieces of lettuce & tomato in a salad bowl, going to work wherever these functions happen to fall.
You are student leaders at an institution that's been operating for decades before you and no matter its shortcomings, has earned the respect of an entire state and quite possibly an entire nation. This is not Dipshit U, you're at the University of Florida, you represent the Gator Nation, please stop embarrassing those that came before you and those who inherit the mess YOU you have either created, or allowed to grow under your watch.
Be the next Cavatero, Huey, Norris, fight for what's right! If you're to fail, fail at trying to save the students: write letters to the alligator, pen resolutions that get voted down 77:3, sponsor bills that won't make it, use every single block of time at public debate speaking out to the deaf robots -- you'll find some are listening!, be an ASSHOLE and yell QUORUM!, demand roll call votes, cry out DIVISION!...you guys aren't JUST KIDS, I know "kids" younger than you that have come home from IRAQ maimed by I.E.D.'s and I know "kids" your age that are parents, work at GM and look like they're 35! Don't hide behind your "18" or your "19" or your "20," that's a fuckin cop-out. If you're inept and you rather be out drinking and catching venereal diseases go do that. IF YOU'RE IN SG, BE A FUCKIN LEADER, not one single senator in there should think of him/herself as anyone's follower. STOP BLOCK VOTING If it's wrong today, it'll be wrong tomorrow.
Your young age should not be a LIMITATION, it should be one of your greatest assets - and - you're in public service, you're all leaders, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL BEING SO CONSERVATIVE FOR? WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS?! WHY DO YOU VOTE AS YOU'RE TOLD, WHY ON EARTH IS IT OK FOR A AN ABSENT TREASURER TO STAY IN OFFICE OR TO CONFIRM AN ABSENT CANDIDATE FOR A YEAR-ROUND POST?!!! WHY CAN YOU ALL MAKE RATIONAL CHOICES BETWEEN BARACK OBAMA & JOHN MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BUT YET MUSTER THE I.Q. OF A CAVEMAN WHEN YOUR VOTE MIGHT PREJUDICE YOUR "PARTY LOYALTY?"