Per Glenda the inbox is lighting up, with as many people anxious for more details of the Report, as they are to hear the Kerns/Capezza Clarification(s). It will certainly be interesting to see what Ken has to say.
Latest news on SwampFrontLawn!!!...it's still dead as a doornail. Pegged at eleven comments for almost two weeks, the blog seems to be preparing to follow in the SG Observer's footsteps.
Per the title of this post, I'd love to see Mark be made president of the party, allowing for Sam Miorelli to announce his candidacy for Student Body President - NOW -. Obviously the campaign material would be 99% for the Fall Slate senators, but why not begin campaigning in Fall for SBP, if even just to be different and grab a tiny amount of free press? And just let the Elections Commission mouth off, even more press. The Machine can't break with tradition, but the GDI's can! Just imagine this scenario at Turlington or the NEB.
SM: "Hello, my name's Sam Miorelli. I was formerly a student senator and I'm running for Student Body President next Spring."
Student: "Interesting. So you're not talking to me right now to get a vote?"
SM: "Well actually, I really enjoy speaking to students throughout the year, but come to mention it, my colleague (so and so Mr....) is running for the Engineering seat and if you have a minute I'd love to tell you about what he/she plans on doing and what O&B is all about."
Student: "interesting. Are you running for anything this term?"
SM: "Nah...I'm not going to run for president from the padded security of a senate seat to fall back on if I lose; I'm going all the way. I'm going to stand up for what my party's all about, just like these kids running today; I just hope you don't forget my name come Spring.
Student: "no...I don't think I will."
Why the fuck doesn't a GDI announce himself/herself in Fall, campaigning for the Fall Senators but getting his name out early? Sam needs only to take the LSAT and APPLY to UF Law to be eligible. That's it.
People say Sam is too out there, he runs his mouth too much, he's divisive. But guess what, he'll have a lot to talk about! And it's about time we had a "divisive" candidate, who will set his party apart from the bureaucratic sludge that is SG. A nice ticket would be Miorelli/Cavatero.
I say keep making yourself different. You're stuck with a mainstream party name, let that be your only tie to the middle. Impeaching inept, ineligible politicos, questioning legacies, standing by students even against past SBP's and the UFPD....no longer will you have to talk about SNAP vans, recycle bins, and other low interest, campaign-time rhetoric bullshit. You have real issues you can stand on and what's Gator going to say? This ain't recycle bins and thanks to the Alligator, it's memorialized, so instead of booth with covered in Orange & Blue stickers and placards, run dozens of photo-copies of Alligator article showcasing the almost endless laundry list of fuck-ups this ONE administration has racked up.