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Saturday, April 27, 2002
I'd like to spend some time today calling Senator Jen Lee selfish and arrogant, but I'm not sure what the right way to go about it is.
I could start with September, when Senator Lee, demonstrating fine Christian humility and deference, was manhandled into the Senate Finance Chair position despite the obvoius talent and experience of Senator Joanne Liu. Perhaps also with her blatant gerrymandering of funds towards Asian Christian groups at the expense of all other ethnicities, religions, and student groups in general.
But I'm going to stick with her lawsuit against the ASUC asking for a new election, a request breathtaking in how completely it would screw over the student body for her own narrowminded self-interest. No one wants a new election. Student Action doesn't. APPLE doesn't. Neither does Cal-SERVE, DAAP, or any Independent. God knows the Students don't want to go through that again.
Jen Lee wants to have a new election because she was number 11, Jesse was number 1, and it's 'confusing to voters when they reverse the order.' Because, God Knows, students aren't smart enough to look at the names of the people they're voting for.
That's $50,000 of student money for a new election!
According to Unicef's website, that money could buy blankets for 11000 children, buy measle vaccines for 350000, a battery of vaccines for 29000, and buy enough Vitamin A tablets for 8300000. Or how about Math textbooks for 500 Berkeley students? A full scholarship for 10?
No, lets use that money so one single person can lose again!
My new slogan is WWJLAWAD. (What Would Jen Lee and Wally Adeyemo Do.) Whenever I'm tempted to use large sums of public money for my own personal aggrandizement, I'll have to ask myself, WWJLAWAD? And the answer will be: 'Do whatever makes me feel more like a big swinging dick.
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