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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
**Breaking** - Senator Billy Wang Drops From Student Action
SA's first two senators to quota last year are officially no longer in the party.
Billy Wang officially announced at tonight's meeting that he would no longer affiliate himself with Student Action. Rumors regarding this decision had been floating around for a couple of days, and the party may or may not have distanced itself from Wang earlier in the week.
Some choice quotes from the announcement:
"There is no ideology holding the party together."
"I didn’t learn to be a politician until I entered Student Action."
"I have been disrespected and used, and this is how I plan to stand up for myself."
Other important points of information:
- Senator Wang is the chairman for the Financial Committee.
- Current makeup of the Senate: 10 SA, 6 CS, 4 Other
- During the speech, Senator Wang rebuked stances that he had taken “along party lines”, including those on affirmative action and under-funding of groups from URM backgrounds. This backs up a very raw and unconfirmed, but multi-sourced rumor that Senator Wang is seeking the nomination of CalSERVE for an executive position. While not the strangest thing that has ever happened in the ASUC, it would be one of the more Machiavellian occurrences in the last couple years.
- It was no secret that Senator Wang was seeking an executive position, and his party’s lack of motivation to slate him more than definitely contributed to his flight from the party.Email This Post!
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