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ASUO Executive Campaigns Kick Off

As of todays ASUO Elections orientation meeting, two tickets have thrown their hats into the ring for ASUO Executive. According to the ASUO elections office, current ASUO State Affairs Coordinator Emily McLain and current PFC Senator Chii-San Sunowen have filed papers entering them into the Executive race as candidates for President and Vice-President respectively. Also filing papers were Ari Lesser and Phil Wood, reputedly on an anti-war sustainability ticket.

  1. Peter Pitrelli says:

    The Oregon Daily Emerald did a good intro to the elections and all the prez candidates running here.

    Mod note: link fixed, superfluous post removed.

  2. Andy says:

    Lets put the activities of the ASUO into perspective for all the liberals out there: If Bush increased troop strength in Iraq by only 2.5% this year, as opposed to a potential 20% increase, you wouldn’t be applauding him for taking a step in the right direction and saying look at all the good work we’ve done. A liberal wouldn’t be happy at “just” a 2.5% troop increase.

    So when the ASUO doesn’t increase the fee by 7%, try to defund the Commentator, or have any convicted felons within its ranks, while relatively this is a good thing, we must not lose perspective on how much the I-Fee raises the barriers to college entry and what a corrupt, incompetent mess the entire association is.

    Tim, take a look at the campus “crime” statistics and you’ll realize the only crime they can come up with is MIP. There is no reason we even need DPS with the EPD right there anyway.

  3. Timothy says:

    De Lancie: I suppose you’re right, calling ASUO candidates retarded is a pretty big insult to retards everywhere. I hereby retract my naming of the Veil of Idiocy swirling around the ASUO as a “Retard Field” and thusly rename it the “Drooling Mongoloid Vortex”.

    Ted: That’s not a bad perspective, really. And hey, there’s a lot of stuff I’m for, just not when it comes to student government. That I’m mostly just against. I’m for them giving all the money back, and I’m for them concentrating on volunteer efforts and I’m for them trying to get DPS and the University Admin to stop being assholes (by maybe eliminating about 2/3 of the conduct code, and having DPS focus on real problems rather than the BS they focus on now), but beyond that there’s really not much.

  4. Niedermeyer says:

    Tim: your points are well taken… I would not attempt to defend the quality of governance that the ASUO provides. What I have been trying to do is not simply be another voice decrying the moronity (since we’re inventing words here now), but to articulate a direction towards a good student government. When politicians listen and take action in the right direction, I praise them for just that, not because I think they are great individuals or even great politicians. You have to start somewhere, and I personally believe that it takes far more conviction, intellectual vigor and guts to be for something than against everything. I know that my considerable effort may well be for naught, but I will require more convincing to believe that it wasn’t the right thing to do.

    T: joking? wie bitte?

    DeLancie: Identity politics have come a long way since the civil rights movement… and not all for the better.

  5. T says:

    Tim threw political “correctiveness” out the window a long time ago. Maybe he needs a new pair of politically “corrective” glasses. You have a pair, De Lancie?

  6. de lancie says:

    so i guess we have now thrown political corecttiveness completely out the window. Tim don’t make an ass of yourself by saying that people who run are idiots which means retards.

    and T…when people say that race is “not an issue worth disscusing” its not becasue that person does not value cultural diversity. But cultural diversity is not just about having a certain precentage of “minorities” (who sara hates I guess) go to our school. In a way that makes them just a tool of the Universities to look good in order to get more funding. Cultural Diversity is about have people with different backgrounds, schemas, experiences, that have all shaped his/her thoughts and views on the world. Some of this is becasue I have a different color skin that someone else. But this is also about location of home, age, economic status, type of high school one attended, etc. I think the point is lets not always result to making race the biggest issue becasue then it will continue to divide us. I thought the point was to stand hand in hand, no segregation, not “equal but seperate”. I hope that this years elections can be about what will make UofO better for all students, or a majority of students. The minority can only function within a majority. Without a majority the minority is the majority….does someone want all of the majority dead…i mean seriously

  7. Timothy says:

    You can be involved in the process and still be a cool, jaded cynic like yours truly. Just stay drunk and hep yourself up on adderall. Though if you’ve managed to make any steps that’s always a good thing, I went to every OSPRIG PFC meeting for three years. I boisterously defended the ODE from Melton/Morale’s vendetta against them, I even argued against the travel budget for the Conflict Resolution kids because you’d have to have driven over 2,000 miles (at the per diem then) to equal the cost of the plane tickets they wanted.

    Some of it worked, some of it didn’t, but the argument is worth making. It’s important, however, to remain cynical about the outcomes because 1) Almost everyone who runs for any office as anything other than a joke is an idiot* and 2) Next year’s idiots will not pay attention to anything the previous idiots did, meaning that there’s not even some sort of moron constant…it’s a Retard Field that’s constantly in flux.

    *There are, of course, some notable exceptions and those of you out there reading this blog who are one of them know it already.

  8. Niedermeyer says:

    While I appreciate the jaded cynicism of my elders and betters, I beg them to forgive my youthful optimism… discourse on the role and responsibilities of the ASUO has made leaps and bounds this year. Fiscal responsibility has become a major influence, and structural reform is becoming accepted as an inevitability. This didn’t come about because the Commentator was aloof and disconnected from the process, and it won’t continue if we completely give up now. Does it make me look like a overly-credulous melvin? Maybe. Will it make a difference? Perhaps, a little. Would I blame next years editor if they concentrated on more entertaining fare? Not even a little bit.

  9. Doomscheissah says:

    I’m with Timothy, mostly.

    I’m just in it because of my friends. Everyone else can suck my toejam.

  10. Timothy says:

    but if you think that posting anonymous shit like this will make a difference in the election you are wrong.

    That’s a true statement, but misses by half: if you think anything, at all, will make a difference in the election you’re wrong.

  11. Olly says:

    “Why is there always someone in ASUO politics that tries to use race and ethnicity to divide people?”

    Because it works.

  12. T says:

    Does anyone share my fondness for not giving a shit?


  13. Niedermeyer says:

    I’m gonna echo Jacques point here… I get it that this is politics and scurrilous attacks come with the territory, but if you think that posting anonymous shit like this will make a difference in the election you are wrong.

    Does anyone who knows Sara really think that she hates minorities? Why is there always someone in ASUO politics that tries to use race and ethnicity to divide people? Aren’t there real issues worth discussing? Is this a scare tactic to keep people out of the ASUO process? Does anyone else share my fondness for rhetorical questions?

  14. Doomscheissah says:

    I would have done the same thing had someone said something about Rosenberg.

  15. Jacque says:

    I just like how people who post under anonymous names think that they have any credibility at all when it comes to calling ANYONE out… asuo insider… anon… doomscheissah that goes for you. But maybe thats just me… 😀

  16. anon says:

    Anyone else find it sort of funny that Doom is standing up for Sara? I do.

    Also, unless you have access to the IPs, dude, don’t call people out..

  17. Doomscheissah says:

    Emily, shut up.

  18. ASUO Insider says:

    I heard Sara got totally plastered the other week and declared she “hated minorities.” How is that for ironic. Go Sara for President, NOT

  19. Doomscheissah says:

    If Sea lamprey were hot, then I’d start talking about Jared. But they’re not, so I don’t have to.

    And since it has been confirmed that Jared will not run for a second term, I guess that means that Hamilton/Papaillou (sp?) are next. I mean, Sara…now SHE is smokin’ (and not tokin’).

  20. Niedermeyer says:

    I hear Jared isn’t running “for sure.” Maybe he’ll stop by and confirm that himself…

  21. Hmmm says:

    Hmmm isn’t Jared. But Hmmm thinks that Doom should admit that he thinks Jared is hot. And, of course Jared is running. Why wouldn’t he? He’s hot so he’ll win. haha

  22. Niedermeyer says:

    Tim- Your advice shows me how much I have to learn. This ASUO stuff sure is confusing…

    Oh, and if “Hmmm” is Jared, he should tell us if he’s running or not…

  23. T says:

    So I’m guessing “Hmmm” is Jared.

    Tim: I still got nearly 400 votes. That’s what taking your pants off at the debates will net you, friends … 400 measly votes, or maybe 1,200 if you’re McLain.

    Damn, I should be a campaign manager.

  24. Timothy says:

    Just don’t wrap yourself in the flag, Ted. Remember to wear pants.

  25. Niedermeyer says:

    As inept and inane as the ASUO is, it’s still a democracy. As much as it might hurt my own campaign for the Executive, I beg you not to vote on hotness alone. There’s too much at stake here.

  26. Niedermeyer says:

    Let’s no call this one yet guys… there should be more tickets announcing later.

  27. Hmmm says:

    Jared’s hot dude. Don’t be afraid to admit that another man is attractive. Ask any woman. And what about Adam Walsh. HOT. And Kyla? HOT. Petkun….well, we’ll say it’s a new trend.

  28. Doomscheissah says:

    Uhm..if the best looking ones win, then how come Jared and Juliana won last time? Jared is quite the fugly.

  29. Andy says:

    Mcclain isn’t hot – Sorry dawg. The last time two women ran, they lost also. Get ready to hear a lot of doublespeak from them, well, you might not hear anything from sunowen.

  30. Hmmm says:

    McClain’s hot. She’ll win. We all know how the elections are decided. Look down the columns in the elections pamphlet, see who’s most attractive, and vote accordingly. (Not that McClain isn’t qualified. She was a very articulate speaker last year, as I recall.)

  31. Niedermeyer says:

    Yeah, that’s hearsay… it’s a “new media” thing. Enjoy the links!

  32. Doomscheissah says:

    Hmmmm…Anti-war ticket.

    I have a theory, Ted. We’ll talk about things later.

  33. Timothy says:

    I guess that means no more “Civil War” game.

  34. Ian says:

    An anti-war ticket? Uh.

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