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Spellchecking Legislation

According to today’s ODE, there was, uh, a little bit of a mix up with the Senate’s proposed rule changes:

The ASUO Constitution Court, the judicial arm of student government, has rejected rule changes submitted by the Student Senate “due to typographical errors, ambiguities, unintelligible language and inconsistencies with Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the ASUO Constitution.”

The changes would have affected wording within the Green Tape Notebook, student government’s rule book, regarding gifts, donations and fund-raising accounts.

The document submitted to the court contained misspellings and referred to rules the court found do not exist.

Whoops! Well, at least the ASUO Senate will take responsi…

The rules were primarily written by ASUO accountant Lynn Giordano, Hamilton said.

“I don’t want to pass blame on anyone, but these rules weren’t written by Senate,” she said.

No, just approved by the Senate, which surely could’ve checked and made corrections to the rules before approving them.

  1. Doomscheissah says:

    He’ll be able to subvert the system better from there.

  2. Niedermeyer says:

    Um, the Con Court…. in other words, in total obscurity.

  3. Toby says:

    as per the first comment, lets all make sure these kids are NOT the future of politics. I would like to resist such bias and incompetence in future leaders as exhibited by many members of the current Senate… where is Wally Hicks when you need him

  4. Ian says:

    I just realized that I should’ve titled this “Spellchecking from the Bench”

  5. Niedermeyer says:

    And they say it’s hard to get humor across on blogs…

  6. T says:

    “[A]postrophe’s”? This is supposed to be meta, right?

  7. Meghann says:

    Haha. This has gotta be one of the funniest ASUO stories ever.

  8. Niedermeyer says:

    But Tyler’s so yummy

  9. Timothy says:

    Kids, don’t make me turn this blog around.

    We don’t eat our own here, although we do sometimes fight amongst ourselves.

  10. T says:

    Jesus, who attacked whom here? Take the joke in the spirit in which it was intended, dude. And I’ve spilled far too many words for the OC (many shitty, many very good) to allow you to call me a sellout.

    Not that you’re on notice or anything.

  11. Niedermeyer says:

    Yeah, you preach from your gilded cage Tyler… you’ll always wish you were back at the Commentator, where apparently knowing how to properly use apostrophe’s makes you hot shit. Sellout.

  12. T says:

    You used an apostrophe correctly. Drink.

  13. Niedermeyer says:

    “So poorly written as to be unintelligible”

    Let me guess… has TGraf’s never-ending search for greener pastures led him to writing ASUO rules? Do they pay more than $12.50 per writing assignment?

  14. Dustin says:

    These kids are the future of politics….enjoy. At least they didn’t blame the Court for not having enough intelligence to understand the infallible Senates proposed rule changes. That would have been my answer…Scapegoating the accountant, that’s just good politics, baby.

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