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Nap Time!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008
Totally unfair

I already addressed Josh Daniels' nonsense, but I just wanted to point out that it takes a strange kind of dissonance to complain about how unfair graduate students have it in student government while also talking about graduate students voting in the Senate race. As a reminder: Graduate students do not pay a dime to the Senate, but have equal voting rights in it.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 4/25/2008 05:10:00 PM #
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josh daniels makes sadly fallacious arguments for a berkeley law student.

It could easily be the case that the voters he is analyzing are voters who support INDEPENDENTS (the grad student candidate included) and not necessarily grad student voters.

Independent supports may have been more likely to refuse the fee for a lot of reasons.

Also (and related) it should be noted that one could make a similar argument that a particular group of undergraduates caused the bill to fail. Say Republican students mostly voted against the fee...

In that case the grad students could be totally unimportant; just convince the republicans to like a fee increase and then you can pass it despite the grads.

In any case, Daniels needs a hell of a lot more evidence to back up his clearly political claim.
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