I was once there – as a Minority Leader in the UF Student Senate, I was frequently on the lonely side of an issue. (One time, I proposed a budget amendment to give more money to student groups and got no support for it, even though 6 months later the soon-to-be Treasurer proposed an almost identical amendment).
So, I can feel sorry for the handful of Senators who may have wanted to vote against Lindsay Cosimi’s re-election as Treasurer, but chose not to make waves by declaring their opposition in a recorded vote. But I also can’t feel too sorry, as they didn’t stand up and be counted. All I can really assume is that 74 Senators wanted her back in the job she may not have been qualified to hold, and the none had a problem with it.
Where was the Impact party Senators? Didn’t they oppose her initial election? Certainly they could have objected and being a minority party no one would think any less of them for doing so.
Oh well. Hopefully, Impact will redeem itself this Spring in its fight against the Engage party by coming out in favor of accountability for student leaders. (As it stands, Engage’s likely nominee, John Boyles, basically told the Senators around 8:41pm that he wasn’t going to stop the process – even though in hindsight it may have been illegal, so he’s got a lot to answer for.)