Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Gator's Stock Continues To Plummet
The Orange & Blue Party under Sam Miorelli is acting like the dominant party despite being outnumbered in chambers 8:1. Whereas the Minority is making headlines with cutting-edge-progressive initiatives like Free STD Testing, the Gator Party is still trying to formulate an exit strategy to last week's batch of arrests at the Swamp Restaurant.
It's now six days later & no Gator Party platform -- PATHETIC!
Will they announce they plan on 'finishing what they started in Spring,' a desperate ploy for time in a PR scramble to fix Swamp-Bust, or will they write a last-minute template? And what GDI leader would miss the opportunity to raise issue of Gator's use of Rule-By-Proxy? A stupid one, that's who.
And what GDI would fail to mention that even 8:1, against the wall, O&B tried to Impeach the Student Body Treasurer! Parties usually sell that passion and never come through. O&B has a track record that does the talking for them. Omit that and you're a fuckin idiot.
And what about Online Voting, that remains a key issue and should be focused on. I also would like to see greater attention on this Free STD Testing initiative. Student Government parties rarely put an emphasis on HEALTH. I would think this initiative would win O&B the College of Medicine seat once held by Access' Senator Rana Yehia (2004-2005), as well as attention in other health-related colleges. This is a strong issue, this is a new issue, this O&B's issue!!!
I sincerely hope Miorelli will not try the old Unite tactic of mirroring the mainstream party. Students are fed up. This needs to be a GDI-type race, with O&B running the way Progress & Voice ran. Even an Impact-like run would hurt O&B today. Students are hungry for real GDI politics, a real change, they've seen System senates in '05, '06, '07, and they've just undergone a summer of peculiarities culminated with a batch of arrests. No more, it's time for something RADIKALLY DIFFERENT!
UF is ripe for GDI revolution. So bring it on. Either O&B will win 8-10 seats or they'll slice the pie right down the middle. Either way they're going to make Glenda have to file more paperwork, b/c the Kellie Yellowbelly couldn't kill Orange & Blue!