Thursday, February 28, 2008

Penny for your thoughts, Quarter for your slip-ups

simulated conversation:
"Dick Cheney dropped the F-bomb again, did you hear?"
"Yeah. I think he should drop a quarter in the national budget now."

So the JEC(Joint Elections Committee) on Saturday voted unanimously to implement a "swear jar" where student officers pay between a quarter and a dollar for using profanity.

I find myself at a loss for words, but luckily those JEC officers aren't the only ingenuitive kids on campus.

I drew a picture.

I think it's definitely reasonable to have a sense of humor here. I also doubt that this measure is very representative of the JEC's work and commitment to GW. However, with both of those things said, this is kind of a ridiculous thing to do- especially at a time when the campus seems increasingly skeptical of this year's student leaders.

As posted by "wow" on the GW Hatchet Blog:

This is just stupid. I mean from Neidig to Fox to whoever the heck was last year’s chair, this has got to be the dumbest thing yet.

What do you think? Is the JEC wasting our time, or is it just practicing some good internal fundraising?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's ridiculous to criticize the JEC for "wasting your time" when chances are you were not there and the self-deprecating "swear jar" will never waste an instant of your or anyone else's time. Honestly, can the SA win? It takes itself wayyyyy too seriously right up until the point, when--oh wait!! It's not taking itself seriously enough--those bastards. So how about you chill, realize that this is some normal people being funny and laugh along with them.