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CCSC behind the scenes

gossipThe CCSC gossip has been flowing like cheap wine at Columbia Cottage. For your edification:

Item #1: Chris Kulawik may have come closer to a CCSC run than anyone realized. As George Krebs struggled to put together a ticket, he received feelers from Kulawik’s associates to see if he was interested in joining a Kulawik ticket. Krebs is associated with the College Dems; Kulawik, of course, with the Republicans. Krebs turned him down, and faced with a limited timeframe, Kulawik decided not to file.

Item # 2: File Felipe Tarud in the long list of candidates who claim that higher-ups in CCSC urged them to run. Tarud, who won’t say which individuals wanted a candidate to oppose Michelle, considered it, but bowed out as he realized other candidates were interested were running and performing what he called a “cost-benefit analysis.”

Ever more whispers from the SGO after the jump!

Item # 3: No word on how Natali Segovia’s Voice Party managed to be included in the race despite turning in paperwork about two minutes late (9:00:59, by the one of the many unsynchronized clocks in the SGO that was deemed “official”). When this reporter left the SGO at about 9:20 last night, the campaign was still in limbo, though they are now officially in. Our guess as to why no one cared: it was just under two minutes.

Item # 4: For her part, Michelle Diamond issued a strictly-for-the-haters (copyright Kevin Federline) statement to Bwog three hours before the filing deadline, in which she welcomed the competitors that have made a race of an election that might have been uncontested: “I am more than happy to discuss my ideas because having to defend them and think about all the specifics involved in accomplishing them would only make me a stronger president if I am fortunate enough to be elected.” In an earlier interview with Bwog, Diamond discussed her hatred of looking “political” while campaigning: “Anyone who runs for Student Council has a masochistic drive.” Indeed.

-DPD

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  • kulawik says:

    @kulawik should’ve filed anyway. He would’ve made things interested.

    1. err says:

      @err interesting. When he talks, people respond.

  • kulawik says:

    @kulawik IT’LL BE A COLD CANCELLATION DAY IN COLUMBIA BEFORE KULAWIK BECOMES PRESIDENT

    1. actually says:

      @actually he would probably be even more effective if he lost. I really doubt that Michelle “!!!!!!” Diamond has the same understanding of campus affairs as Kulawik. She could stand to learn a thing or two.

  • um guys says:

    @um guys who cares? stop giving this so much attention.

  • No blood for oil says:

    @No blood for oil I’m going to go on strike from class next Wednesday for about an hour and a half in a bid to protest Segovia’s late-registration.

    1. Well... says:

      @Well... I think we all need to take a lesson from the TA’s handbook and set a walk-out for the first really nice say in Spring. That way all the people who are coincidentally on the steps can be counted towards our BS attendance numbers.

    2. well says:

      @well according to the website, paperwork wasnt due until 9pm, so if she was late in filing it was by less than a minute. it took that long to find the right place to turn in the forms since the sgo was such a madhouse

  • did Bwog says:

    @did Bwog even contact Kulawik?

  • hmmm says:

    @hmmm “he received feelers from Kulawik’s associates to see if he was interested in joining a Kulawik ticket.”

    In other words, Kulawik never mentioned a possible run – perhaps other people wanted him to run.

    Not what I would call the most sound claim, Bwog.

  • No one says:

    @No one cares about Bwog’s (almost certainly erroneous) CCSC speculation. Just let it die.

  • DPD says:

    @DPD I did contact Kulawik, who never responded. George Krebs is on-the-record as saying that Kulawik’s (aborted) campaign contacted him.

    1. interesting says:

      @interesting standards of journalism – if someone asked George if he would run with Josh Lipsky… would that mean Josh Lipsky reached out/asked someone to contact George? Nope

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Kudos to bwog for being able to make something I care as little about as the CCSC race (SEAS) interesting to me. Love this insider coverage.

  • yea says:

    @yea in general i couldnt give a shit about any of this. but the way you frame it bwog, oh soo juicy. you make us plebians out to be pawns in some mastermind’s game of chess. love it.

  • bwog says:

    @bwog needs more real reporters

    1. bwog fan says:

      @bwog fan this is a blog…if you don’t like it – don’t read it!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous criticize criticize criticize.

  • jeez says:

    @jeez take it easy on bwog, #16 et al. you all try keeping up a website like this on top of classes, work, and other extracurriculars, let alone plain old down time.

    bwog, you do good work.

  • no cares says:

    @no cares about student council. actually, maybe 100 of the 6000 or so undergrads that go here – still not enough to give it this much attention. jesus, i think that i’d rather read “cooking with bwog” than this crap.

    1. Yep says:

      @Yep This is a lesson both Bwog and Spec need to learn. Seriously, no one really cares. But we know it’s fun to pretend like you have super secret info…

  • hehe says:

    @hehe felipe is such an econ-nerd, i love it. so is his boyfriend, they’re cute together.

  • haha says:

    @haha at Michelle Diamond. She strikes me as way to packaged. I worked with her on project athena. one of those typical ‘management style’ people who likes to think they’re control, running meetings and dishing out orders. When in fact all their posturing and planning leads to ZERO progress. I hate these kinds of students leaders. All polish, no results.

    1. oh god says:

      @oh god she’s so disliked by council members as well as large segments of cc ’08…i don’t understand why everyone thinks she’s a shoe-in. she’s already alienated lots of the junior class by her ditzy behavior and her fake attitude. we need someone genuine who can really give us results.

  • ummm says:

    @ummm personally, i find being a student leader to be extremely challenging. i feel that michelle is a genuine person who gets results and is loved a lot.

  • teal says:

    @teal Few people on council want to see Michelle win.

    1. meh says:

      @meh But that’s not really what matters, is it? What matters is who the student body wants to win, which is clearly a function of who has pretty posters and smiles.

      Do the election rules let them hand out candy like in high school?

    2. the truth says:

      @the truth That’s definitely not true…I know every single council member and don’t know of one that doesn’t like her and want her to win.

      1. haha says:

        @haha yeah to her face, but she’s getting bashed by everyone

  • nose job says:

    @nose job Lindsey Lazwhatever got one. i have sources….good ones.

    1. yup says:

      @yup she’s got huge boobs too. unfortunately not that bright

  • yeah. says:

    @yeah. Michelle has worked really hard on CCSC, and while some people don’t always agree with her decisions, its unfair to say that she hasn’t done a good job and won’t do a good job if- and when- elected. Michelle has the experience and the drive, and thats whats important.

  • Council Member says:

    @Council Member I’m on CCSC and I support Michelle, and I don’t know anyone on CCSC who doesn’t.

    1. other council member says:

      @other council member CCSCers I’ve spoken with fully support Michelle… I’ve worked with her on various proposals and issues and she’s been smart, hardworking, and just generally great. leave her alone

  • perhaps... says:

    @perhaps... maybe the cadidate process would have gone smoother if certain upperclassmen and non-CCer’s had stayed the hell out.

    1. yeah says:

      @yeah touche. everyone needs to stop looking for and creating drama.

      1. but says:

        @but then what’s the point of student government?

  • joey says:

    @joey Michelle is a fully respetced and great invidual woh liww do gr8 for ccsc. also, her tites – they are nice.

  • yea says:

    @yea titties!

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