Christmas comes early: CCSC election kickoff
Written by Bwog Staff
US Presidential candidates form exploratory committees. CCSC presidential candidates, it seems, get quoted in the Spectator as being interested in the top job, as George Krebs and Michelle Diamond (basically) did in Friday’s issue. Because it’s never too early to engage in wild speculation (and because we’re already tired of Obama) Bwog presents this survey of the field.
CC ’09 president George Krebs: He came out of nowhere to oust the CC ’09 incumbents last year, and might ride that enthusiasm to the presidency a year before his time. Although the famous Krebs bear hug generates a significant degree of his support, the garrulous flesh-presser has a genuine interest in policy and a hard headed practicality that makes him more than a popular kid candidate. Plus, his e-mails are pure gold, and we can’t wait to see what he means by this quote: “I’m going to explode onto the scene in my own way should I decide to run.”
CC ’08 VP Michelle Diamond: Were there parties in CCSC, Michelle would probably make them work together and throw a kegger to celebrate. Her effectiveness is debatable–haven’t seen any sign of Project Athena yet–but there’s no denying that 100-watt smile. While she does get points for experience, she can’t quite match the Krebs soundbite. “It’s something that I really want to do,” Diamond said in her quasi-declaration. “I love being on student council and I have a lot of stuff I want to do … but I want to make sure that I’m 100 percent ready because it’s a huge responsibility.”
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VP Finance Sarah Hwang, ’08: Why this race is so wide open. She would be President Flaxman’s designated successor, were she not graduating early.
AAA vice-chair Calvin Sun, ’08: He’s been through one elections cycle (on last year’s losing Evolution ticket) and might have ideas of how to do it better this time. He’s got awesome spiky hair. AND he’s a party promoter, and ran Cultureshock—best Glass House Rocks ever? Money quote: “Some people who don’t know me might not believe that because they think I’m a cocky motherfucking asshole. And I’m sorry, because sometimes I do act that way, but I’m really just trying to address the views of my close friends.”
CC ’08 President Neda Navab: Probably eyeing the senior class spot—there are benefits to kicking back and running Lerner Pub—but might decide to go for higher powers. Potential wrinkle: along with University Senator David Ali, she ran on her success in passing the Non-Recording Option, which should have meant that Bwog could’ve gotten an actual grade if we pass/failed a class and did ok. Haven’t heard much about that recently.
Dems VP and SGB Vice Chair Josh Lipsky, ’08: The Dems to CCSC pipeline could always come through for a second year—and it must be nice to hold the purse strings rather than take what you get (CCSC provides the bulk of SGB’s annual budget).
College Republicans Alumni Affairs Director and erstwhile candidate for CC ’08 president Matt Schoenfeld: Could very well challenge for ’08 president, having lost the spot as a sophomore and again against Navab/Diamond last year. Although he is in England for the semester. No rules against it, though…
University Senator Tiffany Davis, ’08: She’s got a two-year term if she wants to sit out campaign 2007, but fair game nonetheless.
Lindsey Lazopoulos: Almost beat Navab/Diamond last year as Schoenfeld’s VP. And is a cheerleader! And was on Playboy online!
Academic Affairs rep Alidad Damooei, ’09: This self-starter would be a good choice for an executive board ticket if he doesn’t decide to put one together on his own.
College Republicans president Chris Kulawik, ’08: Sure wouldn’t have to work for name recognition—and look how many politicians he’d have on his side! Could definitely bring some interesting speakers, but Bwog worries that he might just abolish student life fees and develop a system of free enterprise for student organizations.
Wayne Ting, ’06: Back for more?
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