O&B Makes A Splash
Looks like the Alligator dismissed my subtle editorial (posted below as “A Defining Choice”) – wasn’t controversial enough for them, despite the nugget about how every Student Body President in modern history (including the Access Party’s Jamal Sowell) has been a member of FBK.
Anyway, slating is over, but the lists aren’t online yet, so I can’t tell just how bad the three-way split is going to be on the Senate side of things.
What I do know is that O&B’s exec ticket was given only passing mention. What happened to the time when the Alligator’s SG reporter was capable of writing more than one article per day and more than 2-3 a week? What I did find out is the O&B has a male Spring Senator running for President, Mark McShera, a female Fall Senator running for VP, Stacey Gray, and both hail from the original independent O&B family.
Brandon White, on the other hand, is not just a Gator Party Senator, and an African-American, but he is the current Budget Committee Chair in the Senate – usually the stepping stone for Treasurer candidates on the Gator/Unite party side.
I guess this is what Unite meant by a new direction? Snubbing their usual career paths and allowing more defectors to leave their camp for the two opposition parties?
I have no idea who White is beyond what I just mentioned. Don’t know his influence, or if he’s part of a Greek house. But O&B has snagged one of the few people on campus who can claim to have worked on SG’s multi-million-dollar budget first hand, and knows what it takes to pass a budget through SG Finance’s staff.
O&B has a serious resume for their Treasurer candidate, as compared to the accounting senator Progress has and the CLASSC treasurer Unite has. Not saying I’d endorse him over the others – as, again, I don’t know him or the others. But it is impressive. Budget Chairs don’t walk away from FBK and the establishment that easily, not for a party that is hardly a sure thing, unless they can bring houses with them (especially since they usually strike a deal where they wait until the following year to run if they don’t get the nod that year).
So what do you guys think?