...From The Trail
"Gator has made only one minor roster change at this point. They replaced a District D candidate with Jimmy Carlsen. He probably wasn't originally re-slated because he's very openly ambitious and Goldberger really wanted to reshuffle the deck this fall. If you weren't headed for a leadership position and bringing a crucial group you didn't get to stick around. I imagine they realized they need a few uber tools like Jimmy to parrot the party line and Lamda Chi whined about being left out. Another possibly reason is the lack of returners on Rules and Ethics. Beau Frail is on track to be chair of the committee and he's one of the more rational members of the Gator Party. He and Danielle D Oyley were the only members of R&E to realize there was a problem with Sheldon claiming to live in a mailbox. With Carlsen on R&E they have a reliable party hack to possibly supplant Sen. Frail. As we are going to sweep District D, this is all irrelevant."
Jimmy Carlssen Returns
Has Gator crushed the rising star's ego - or - did the sidelining only serve to sharpen his SG acumen for the future? Will he be more selective what company he keeps and/or want alliances for the Spring? After all, so many SG'ers have been lost throught the cracks...you don't get re-slated, you're usually finished. Usually.
The Machine has slapped Carlssen down. If he's to have a future in SG, I would think they were successful in breaking him, as they've broken down all the others. For all her clever tactics at suppressing Access in the Spring & Summer of '04, Meredith Pelton crossed Goldberg...so when the next Spring she marched right into the slating room and then to the Gator room, she must have been stunned when her treasured Accounting seat was hers no more. She was finished, but Carlssen lives on - as fate would have it.
I hardly would feel very wanted in that party if I were him.
Excellent letter if I may say so myself.