SG Slating Open Thread
Alright, SGers – how are things going with slating? Any closer to that winning coalition? Will this be a repeat of 2005, with Unite Party winning 50% and the GDI’s splitting the rest? Too early to tell?
There’s been a lot of shouting on TheRadikal.com about your various candidates’ personality conflicts. But here’s a quote I find appropriate:
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
Author: Arthur Calwell
I chose this quote particularly because of the Gator/Unite Party’s claim that they can unite the campus and change its direction (a very Obama-esque goal complete with an Obama-esque logo) by putting the same old people and the same old organizations in charge.
So what’s up?
UPDATE: The Alligator is reporting that Gator/Unite had only 40 interviews for slating on Friday, compared to 30 for O&B and 25 for Progress (FBK 40, GDIs 55). This is similar to what happened last fall – and that was followed by a reaction over the weekend to flood the Gator Party with numbers to make themselves look bigger and more popular. I expect the same over the next two days.
MORE: Monday’s slating slowed considerably, with both GDI parties seeing fewer people show up and the Unite party getting about the same. As the comment below indicates, it seems there will be a flood of procrastinators showing up tomorrow on the last day of slating, perhaps in part in reaction to the O&B ticket being announced today. (If I had to guess, based on the slow-going of slating and the lateness of this announcement, the O&B team found a Greek for their ticket, otherwise the suspense seems over-done.)