Friday, February 16, 2007
Back that up
In a follow-up, Josh Daniels explains that the reason he opposes reducing polling locations is because graduate students are too stupid to use computers without assistance. Well, I guess he implied it. No, his real issue is that graduate students need to "have an equitable say in campus-wide referenda that increase our fees." No argument here. My argument is that it's not clear how desperately needed these polling locations are to pull that off.
The real issue, of course, is that Josh Daniels wants to make sure his pet Lower Sproul project looks like it has the support of the whole student body.
Let's look at some paired events:
Josh Daniels fails to appoint graduate student members of the Election Council Chair selection committee, and Josh Daniels feels the Election Council Chair isn't representing the interests of graduate students.
Josh Daniels whines about how it's fair for graduate students to pay no fees to the ASUC Senate since it doesn't make considerations for graduate students, and calls on the ASUC Senate to make special considerations for graduate students.
Josh Daniels bitches about how holding GA elections would be too expensive, and demands that the ASUC spend more money to add more useless polling locations for incompetent graduate students to vote in ASUC elections.
The GA makes its share of election costs depend on how many graduate students vote, so that it no longer has reason to bitch about not being catered to enough, and bitches about not being catered to enough.
So here's a tip, and one Josh should be quite familiar with: If you want control, you have to pay. Wasn't that the argument for why we needed a fee increase for Lower Sproul? Oh, wait, in this case, that rule would mean Josh doesn't get what he wants, so it doesn't apply. Stand by for the ASUC to bend over and take it once again, since our Senators lack spines.
As one commenter says:
"I never underestood the term 'douchebag' until I met Manuel Buenrostro, but this is bringing me entirely new levels of lexical clarity."
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