Thursday, February 21, 2008

This election is getting ridiculous

For the past few weeks, I've been reading the Hatchet and one thought keeps going through my mind: "These GW kids really take the SA elections seriously.  Too seriously, actually.  It's only the SA".  The candidates announce their candidacy in the newspaper, and there was the race-card scandal.  And this week there was a debate. 

This article, about a collegiate consulting firm, was when I realized that the SA elections were seriously overblown here at GW. 

But seriously, it's only student government.  Maybe everyone in the SA needs to realize this.

Now, I realize that almost everyone who goes to college in the DC area wants to be involved in politics one day, and most people who run for things like the SA want to be the President one day, but what the SA candidates aren't realizing is that in the real world, it's not that big a deal. 

GW students can be a force of nature. They are a huge group and living in a city where things can get done.  Maybe they should put there time and energy into doing more good (seriously, they could only raise $500 for the National AIDS Fund?) than trying to be president and campaign manager and consultant for the SA. 

1 comment:

Shanna Johnson said...

Last year in one of my classes someone said that the total cost an election can spend is capped at 25,000 dollars. I tried to look this up and failed to find it.

There is also a rule that you can't have a plane write your name in the sky or something...if anyone knows if this is true PLEASE let me know.

I think the Hatchet should write an article about how much candidates spend, especially when it comes to the SA President elections.