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Some Cheese With That Whine

In case you haven’t seen it, the Daily Emerald has its article on the final ASUO election results up, and it’s full of hi-larious quotes from the Oregon Action Team’s campaign manager Marcus Krieg. Here’s Krieg talking abut how the OAT got an absolute shellacking:

“What’s unfortunate is I think our candidates ran a real honest and good campaign,” Krieg said. “It’s real tough because I think the ASUO will miss the Oregon Action Team this year.”

Krieg also mentioned “bad press” and the manner in which Kallaway and her running mate Getachew Kassa administered their campaign. He cited their decision to ally with slates whose presidential candidates lost in the primaries as evidence that their claims to independence were false. “They’ve run a really shitty, really petty campaign,” he said.

The article goes on to say that new ASUO president elect didn’t receive a congratulatory phone call from either Michelle Haley or Ted Sebastian, although she did receive some from ASUO Sen. Demic Tipitino and current president Sam Dotters-Katz. Kallaway also said in the article that she hopes OAT members still apply for some of the open positions in the ASUO. Krieg’s classy response?

Krieg said he is skeptical that there will be a place for his candidates under Kallaway. “Every time they look at us, they’ll know that they won a really underhanded campaign,” he said.

Krieg must be gunning for a PR job with the Republican party, what with that charming, conciliatory attitude.

Honestly, I wish the OAT had won a few more seats because we need diversity of opinion in the ASUO. Having a single party in power is never good. But when they conduct themselves like that, it’s hard to muster a lot of sympathy.

  1. nike urbanism duk says:

    Let the PIG eat rotten OATs and die. The end.

  2. daniels says:

    Wow, it is pretty absurd to threaten legal action during an ASUO election. It’s funny how everybody always says “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer” or “we will take legal action,” yet nothing ever comes of it. I pitty the attorney who is so down on their luck to take a lawsuit pertaining to ASUO libel and slander. Such an attorney can probably be found passed out behind Rennies or teaching political science at Oregon State University.

  3. Ben says:

    What’s even more funny about that Cease and Desist letter is where Marcus got his language from: http://home.netcom.com/~mjr40/od/cease.html
    Notice anything familiar?

  4. Jobetta says:

    Thanks for that Matt. That was pretty damn entertaining. The grammatical mistakes, the complete misunderstanding of what libel actually is, the fact that he didn’t know that Diego’s last name is HERNANDEZ …. what a classic.

  5. Matt says:

    PS. If you enjoyed this episode of Marcus Kreig’s High Horse, you might also like the saga’s prequel, Marcus Kreig’s Cease and Desist Letter. It was a painfully ungrammatical attempt at legal reasoning against the First Amendment that puts Supreme Court Justice Stewart’s “I know it when I see it” definition of pornography to shame.

  6. Matt says:

    If I remember correctly, the OC over/under was at 7 grievances, and this election was plagued with 6 grievances. But if you count the grievance against Kallaway filed before the election officially started, that puts us at exactly seven. So not too bad a bet.

  7. Vincent says:

    I think last week’s brouhaha was a 70 megaton clusterfuck that vaporized the grievance count.

  8. Jobetta says:

    CJ, the big question is, who guessed closest on the grievance count?

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  10. Orev says:

    Alex – keep fighting the good fight. The PIG will never have a place on this campus, no matter how liberal our student government becomes.

  11. asdf@adsf.com says:

    I love the quote about a legacy. lol. what a joke!

  12. Alex McCafferty says:

    Need not to worry about OSPIRG as long as I stay on ACFC

  13. Kai Davis says:

    Sakaki:

    They aren’t the OSPIRG party. If you’re wondering about Emma / Getachew’s position on OSPIRG, I’d suggest contacting them.

    Student politics do suck. I agree. Whole heatedly.

  14. Sakaki says:

    Kai, for all we care, they can all be called the OSPIRG party. Student politics sucks, and doesn’t amount to shit.

    I say that with experience under my belt.

  15. Kai Davis says:

    There are *three* parties in power.

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