The Gator Party's God-Fearing, upright moral citizen, Naadira Renfroe, a member of the Student Senate and Exec. board member of the Black Student Union sent out a message similar to one sent to the Indian Student Union, encouraging African Americans to slate with the crumbling majority party. TheRadikal.com was tipped off about this message two days ago and held out, in the hopes the Alligator would carry the story.
“It’s really no one else’s business."
Gator Party Treasurer Brady Beitlich
The Party that currently holds the majority in two of three branches of UF Student Government can now boast of its second highest ranking member, being cited for underage drinking...just across the street from the University of Florida. This comes as very sad news, as only weeks ago Fmr. Gator Party leader & Fmr. Student Body President Ryan Moseley was arrested for having an open container.
Although Gator's #2 leader feels that his actions and that of his colleagues in a public place, less than 100yds from campus 'is not anyone's business,' I would have to venture to disagree. Beitlich's actions make me feel embarrassed & mind you...I'm in Grand Rapid, MI in law school. I'm sure the students don't find this amusing either.
At the very least Gator should dismiss this officer and issue the Student Body an apology. That is...if they can even stay in the election at this point. And furthermore, SHOULD they be allowed to participate? That's a morals & ethics question that I'll leave to higher powers.
Gator's Public Records Strategy
The Gator Party should focus on rectifying its troubled ways, not filing public records requests. This blog has received credible information that points to former O&B Presidential candiate Thomas Jardon as having placed the phone call. Although it greatly troubles me to publish this information about a colleague in arms, Tommy understands just how high the stakes are and acted decisively.
Independents are tired of just 'taking it.' Independents are fighting back on all levels. Two key members of a cultural organization that Jardon has had ties to since 2004, told TheRadikal.com that: "we were walking with Tommy when we saw some of this [expletive], we asked a shopowner to use a phone to call in an emergency and then went to another bar to have a beer and make time. He [Jardon] was really weird about none of using any of our phones."
Jardon declined to confirm or refute this report, although he did seem somewhat surprised. Tommy also called me, somewhat skirting the issue, until I named my sources. My sources wish to stay anonymous and have said they will not testify against Jardon before any student body. One of the sources has been Tommy's friend since high school and was a regular at the Jardon house in South Florida.
Another close, now graduated fmr. SG'er claims Jardon has been compiling dirt on Gator for a dossier that will probably see the light of day in early Spring '09. Of the few that have seen the files, sources claim big hits for Jordan Johnson and at least three other key senate leaders. "This is just the kind of thing Tommy goes for, he can be quite merciless."
“No one is going to be policing what they do in their private time, as long as it’s not associated with a student organization, a student event or on campus."
Student Body President
Now when making this request was the student body president drawing a line in the sand for all UF students - or just the 85% that his party has historically underrepresented? Because if Reilly expects the "have-nots to honor the rules, but not the Greeks or FBK-aligned, well then I have to cite the great Paul Drayton and really lay down on Reilly...."that is NOT ok." I really didn't want to be that vulgar with the SBP, but I felt it was justified.
Congratulations to Sen. Wolf
This blog has a lot of respect for turncoats, especially spineless ones that are allegedly sitting in on Gator Party executive meetings. Congrats turncoat.