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Tuesday, May 03, 2005
UPDATED Blah blah Maybe Election Results Coming Soon Blah blah blah
1. Zach Liberman has been disqualified. He received two censures for two violations each related to his blimp. Specifically, he was late in filing the receipts and the copies of the campaign material he would be using. It's a minute, technical violation, but a violation none the less, and that gets Liberman up to six total censures. I'm trying to track down Liberman to see if he plans on appealing. Here are the two cases: AG vs. Liberman (material filing)--decision.doc AG vs . Liberman (receipts)--decision.doc
2. I wrote a whole column saying that Daily Cal editorials are too wishy-washy and need to take a firmer voice, so let me elaborate a little more on my comments below. The thing I find distasteful are the editorials that took a very angry tone directed at individual students (especially when I disagreed with the DC's justification for being upset with them). Off the top of my head, I can remember editorials singling out Leybovich (for the EAP Voting Executive Order, an editorial I found moderately divorced from reality), Mike Davis (for filing lawsuits to enforce the bylaws, an entirely admirably pursuit, in my mind), Lauren Karasek (for being someone to say out loud what every single member of the Greek system is instructed to follow - don't talk to the press unless you are an official representative), as well as others. And now their editorial attacking Liberman seems even more absurd as Liberman is fighting to prevent his own disqualification. That is not a symbolic gesture, and the Daily Cal owes him an apology for singling him out as the reason election results are being withheld, when he was disqualified for only very minor, technical violations of the bylaws. Violations, I might note, that I could never imagine SA or CS candidates being tossed out over. I say, fight on Zach. I support viable third parties here at Berkeley, and I think there is an institutional advantage for the two main parties, that only vociferous, tenacious candidates can overcome. Liberman should not be singled out by the Daily Cal if he chooses to contest Judicial Council decisions that disqualified his candidacy.
I stopped caring about the ASUC results some time ago, but since Ben asked me to post something, here you all go. Um, it seems entirely unclear when the election results will be coming, which has prompted an editorial in the Daily Cal.
The article blames the delay on election results on Zach Liberman:
The Daily Cal definition of a symbolic gesture: a completely pointless and aggravating move that accomplishes nothing and more often than not, spawns more problems than it’s worth. This seems a fitting definition of ASUC Presidential candidate Zach Liberman's multiple decisions to participate in what can only be called obscenely symbolic endeavors. [andy says: Way to not kick a guy when he's down! I hope I don't anger the Daily Cal any more than I have already, as they have been vicious this semester]Whatever. We'll let you know who won when the results are out.Email This Post!
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