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Commentator Files Grievance Against Gulley

The Commentator has filed a grievance today with the ASUO against Senator Nate Gulley, for his blatant conflict of interest in voting “aye” for a special request that funded a trip to a conference that he is to attend, when other Senators who are also to attend abstained. Read more about the incident in question here. Gulley’s actions exemplify all that is wrong with the culture of the ASUO: the sense of entitlement, the lack of representation, the insider sweetheart deals, the lack of ethics, and the complete disregard for rules and basic propriety. I urge Senate to move to censure Gulley, or risk being seen as complicit in activities that have no place in a democracy. Senate should punish him as they see fit, and in doing so should send a strong message that this type of behavior has no place in the ASUO, particularly when done so blatantly and shamelessly. Read the Grievance for yourself…


I had filed a “Programs Grievance,” when what I wanted to do was file a Constitutional Court petition… that has now been rectified, including personally serving Gulley with the petition. Futhermore, I have requested that Senate Ombudswoman Natalie Kinsey pursue ethical violations against Gulley, pursuant to her job description in Senate Rules 3, 3 (e) of the Green Tape Notebook.

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  2. Jared says:

    Jesus! Every member of the Senate should be having a shit fit, and they should be censuring the hell out of him. This doesn’t involve reading the rules to find out if you can’t vote, it involves a common sense decision on whether you should vote.

    The three other members had that common sense, apparently.

    I hope you guys take it to him.

  3. Niedermeyer says:

    Betz: It’s never too late to celebrate something like this.

    In another example of how the ASUO rewards procrastination and lack of effort, that special request was made two days before delegates left for their DC conference. In other words, the special request has already been spent while my grievance which calls for a revote on the request is still pending. On the other hand, I guess it makes sense that our student leaders who demonstrate the least commitment to ethics and fair play are the ones lobbying our elected representatives… birds of a feather and all that.

  4. Betz says:

    I know I’m a little late in responding, but good job Ted.

    Heres the ODE headline they should have printed…

    “Senator Gulley Gets Owned in Student Senate…political bitch-slap delivered by OC.”

    Now that would make the Emerald more enjoyable…

  5. Senator Toby says:

    Oh yeah, and what has all this money spent to send the previous slate members to this confrence gotten us so far? USSA= big waste of money to send the friends of the ASUO exec to D.C. I applied 4 years straight and never went. I think I know why…

  6. Senator Toby says:

    Thank god someone keeps an eye on things and has the balls to file grivances. Keep up the goodwork guys.

  7. Niedermeyer says:

    I have to say, I’m a little unhappy that I even had to file the damn thing… you’d think that after a long speech on courage and leadership, someone who is actually on Senate might have had the balls to call him out for this shit. Oh well.

    In other news, the Emerald has reported on the story, and they quote Gulley as saying “I think that it’s pretty clear that there’s no requirement that I not vote,” he said. “I don’t imagine it will go anywhere. I’m not particularly worried.” Good for you Nate, way to own up to your actions. Now, maybe you could explain why Jen and Sun and Juliana all abstained? If you actually read the petition that I placed in your greasy mitts, you’d see that although Roberts does say that “no member can be compelled to refrain from voting in such circumstances,” that does not mean that you shouldn’t face consequences for voting. In other words, I agree that the Senate couldn’t have stopped you from voting, but you simply should have stopped yourself, and you should face consequences for not. Just because the rules can’t force you to be ethical doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be punished for not being ethical.

    You worried now, Nate?

  8. Goward says:

    Good luck Ted… sounds like a proper grievance, coming from a guy who dealt with way to many of them last year.

  9. Doomscheissah says:


    You know you love it. *chuckle*

  10. Niedermeyer says:

    Um, the OC disavows all knowledge of this mission… but nice job, mr hunt.

  11. Jacque says:

    Still love you Nate…

  12. Jacque says:

    Wow. that’s just wrong! Just plain mean! Really funny, as I would laugh if that was anybody getting “owned”, but wow. (or should I say owwww!) Still laughing I think I’m gonna run it again…

  13. Doomscheissah says:

    Nate Gulley Just Got Owned

    Yep. That’s right.

    [Made Clickable as to make the recent comments thingy look better –Tim]

  14. Amy says:

    Good job, OC (Ted).

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