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(The Wire)   At Harvard, that bastion of knowledge and hothouse for America's future leaders, the student government elections were won by a ticket promising more soup and thicker TP--and promptly resigned when they learned they'd been elected   (thewire.com) divider line 32
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2013-11-25 01:21:25 PM
Ivy league trifecta in play.

/what's the color of shiat?
 
2013-11-25 01:23:33 PM
What else does a student body college president do, other than put the feather in his cap for whatever bullshiat politics he/she plans on getting in to?
 
2013-11-25 01:26:40 PM

who promptly resigned when they learned they'd been elected


Everyone else will Palin comparison.
 
2013-11-25 01:29:26 PM
Old news. People vote based upon what they think the candidate will do to improve their lives. Experience, policies, everything else be damned.
 
2013-11-25 01:45:34 PM

Peki: Old news. People vote based upon what they think the candidate will do to improve their lives.

for the popular person. Experience, policies, everything else be damned.

ftfy
 
2013-11-25 01:49:34 PM

Fano: What else does a student body college president do, other than put the feather in his cap for whatever bullshiat politics he/she plans on getting in to?


Ours embezzled. And the vice president flunked out of school, probably because he was too distracted by the two ongoing rape investigations. So it's not like they just sat around all day.
 
2013-11-25 01:50:08 PM
I didn't even know Palin's kid got into Harvard.
 
2013-11-25 01:52:23 PM

CreamFilling: Fano: What else does a student body college president do, other than put the feather in his cap for whatever bullshiat politics he/she plans on getting in to?

Ours embezzled. And the vice president flunked out of school, probably because he was too distracted by the two ongoing rape investigations. So it's not like they just sat around all day.


I'll admit it, this cracked me up.
 
2013-11-25 01:52:38 PM
They realized there was more money and influence supplying soup and soft TP in the private sector. They can always just bribe the actual political stooge, no need to take a pay cut working in the public sector
 
2013-11-25 02:00:12 PM
We elected a Teabagger to our city council who resigned at his first council meeting explaining he only ran "to send a message".  We then had to have  a special election to fill the position.  The special election cost tax payers $8,000.  That may not sound like a lot of money but we're a small town so it was a nice unplanned chunk of change that we had to include in the budget.  I think we eliminated cutting the grass at elementary schools during the summer because an asshat Teabagger wanted to "send a message".
 
2013-11-25 02:02:12 PM
At U. of Texas in 1970, a guy ran for Student Prez. on the Arts and Sausages ticket.

His slogan? "Some curry favor, whilst I favor curry."

I think he became CEO of AT&T or something later on.
 
2013-11-25 02:02:27 PM
Hey, if the could actually deliver on thicker TP they would totally get my vote. Public restroom TP is terrible.
 
2013-11-25 02:03:50 PM
Graduates of Ivy league or UC Berkeley should be banned from holding public office . The majority of problems/issues we face have people with connections to these institutions.

Our future elected leaders and their appointed bureaucrats should come from directional schools, A&Is, A&Ms and schools of mines, petroleum engineering etc. Also they can not be related to any past or current office holder.
 
2013-11-25 02:06:34 PM

Muta: We elected a Teabagger to our city council who resigned at his first council meeting explaining he only ran "to send a message".  We then had to have  a special election to fill the position.  The special election cost tax payers $8,000.  That may not sound like a lot of money but we're a small town so it was a nice unplanned chunk of change that we had to include in the budget.  I think we eliminated cutting the grass at elementary schools during the summer because an asshat Teabagger wanted to "send a message".


That message was that children weren't suffering enough allergies.
 
2013-11-25 02:06:45 PM
I'd rather have thicker soup and more TP.

/stew
//slashies
 
2013-11-25 02:14:46 PM
"It saddens me to see that despite endorsements of so many student organizations and student leaders, students decided to vote for a ticket touting soup and toilet paper, when Sietse and I were trying to address student needs,"  C.C. Gong,

Oh, shut the fark up, you tart. Nothing you do at college, even Harvard, will ever be that important. Although, im sure you Tiger Mother will disown you for this, but she will be happy again after your semi-arranged marriage.
 
2013-11-25 02:18:10 PM

hasty ambush: Graduates of Ivy league or UC Berkeley should be banned from holding public office . The majority of problems/issues we face have people with connections to these institutions.

Our future elected leaders and their appointed bureaucrats should come from directional schools, A&Is, A&Ms and schools of mines, petroleum engineering etc. Also they can not be related to any past or current office holder.


the thing is, you are going to rule out anyone stupid and/or arrogant enough to want high office in this kleptocracy if you exclude the "brightest and best" from the big name schools.
 
2013-11-25 02:20:16 PM

LemSkroob: "It saddens me to see that despite endorsements of so many student organizations and student leaders, students decided to vote for a ticket touting soup and toilet paper, when Sietse and I were trying to address student needs,"  C.C. Gong,

Oh, shut the fark up, you tart. Nothing you do at college, even Harvard, will ever be that important. Although, im sure you Tiger Mother will disown you for this, but she will be happy again after your semi-arranged marriage.


My dad was a college professor and always grinned at the fact the student council good do-bees always figured out how corrupt administration was just in time to graduate, thus continuing the cycle of nothing ever getting done. Still, being student council president sounds nifty, until you realize that on any decent sized campus it just amounts to getting a bloc vote delivered by the fraternities/whatever the largest student org is.
 
2013-11-25 02:28:18 PM

ElLoco: Peki: Old news. People vote based upon what they think the candidate will do to improve their lives.for the popular person. Experience, policies, everything else be damned.

ftfy


Well, yeah. These guys just demonstrated the  how of being popular.

/you might be good at it, but some of us aren't so socially adept
 
2013-11-25 02:34:27 PM
Ha Ha Ha.....teh USA elected a wet behind the ears rookie as President because he promised the people if they "like their insurance, they could keep it" even though it didn't give post menopausal women free birth control.
 
2013-11-25 03:01:35 PM
I can't tell if it's an odd angle or if the faux-ginger on the left side has an enormous rack.
 
2013-11-25 03:04:18 PM

Incetardis: I can't tell if it's an odd angle or if the faux-ginger on the left side has an enormous rack.


Well, there went this thread.
 
2013-11-25 03:04:59 PM

Muta: We elected a Teabagger to our city council who resigned at his first council meeting explaining he only ran "to send a message".  We then had to have  a special election to fill the position.  The special election cost tax payers $8,000.  That may not sound like a lot of money but we're a small town so it was a nice unplanned chunk of change that we had to include in the budget.  I think we eliminated cutting the grass at elementary schools during the summer because an asshat Teabagger wanted to "send a message".


The message being, presumably, that he is an asshat and the people who voted for him were idiots.
 
2013-11-25 03:32:24 PM
"They're a meta-satire, which is the coolest thing. It's the most hilarious joke."

Harvard students used to be more discerning in their appreciation of humor. I guess this explains the demise of The Simpsons.
 
2013-11-25 03:33:18 PM
I had a friend who ran for college Student Government President on the platform that he would abolish student government.

Interestingly enough, student government eventually did abolish itself about 10 years after I graduated because of rampant corruption.
 
2013-11-25 04:09:36 PM

CreamFilling: Fano: What else does a student body college president do, other than put the feather in his cap for whatever bullshiat politics he/she plans on getting in to?

Ours embezzled. And the vice president flunked out of school, probably because he was too distracted by the two ongoing rape investigations. So it's not like they just sat around all day.


What districts do they now represent in Congress?
 
2013-11-25 04:21:18 PM

Muta: We elected a Teabagger to our city council who resigned at his first council meeting explaining he only ran "to send a message".  We then had to have  a special election to fill the position.  The special election cost tax payers $8,000.  That may not sound like a lot of money but we're a small town so it was a nice unplanned chunk of change that we had to include in the budget.  I think we eliminated cutting the grass at elementary schools during the summer because an asshat Teabagger wanted to "send a message".


So... you're so farking inept that the general public will throw you and the rest of your good-old-boys club out in favor of the first asshat who even jokes he wants the job?

It looks like he really did send a solid message; but you're so farking dense even depleted uranium fired from a tank's anti-aircraft cannon can't penetrate your skull.
 
2013-11-25 05:01:33 PM
Memorable election quote from one of the candidates:  "Cornholio needs TP. TP for my bunghole!"

The other guy was running on the Soup Nazi ticket.
 
2013-11-25 05:22:55 PM
Psh, when I was a student at the University of Illinois, we voted in a fictitious cartoon Gnome as our student government president, with a fictitious cartoon Snail as his running mate.

http://www.cheesecake.org/isgelection/
 
2013-11-25 05:29:08 PM

edmo: I didn't even know Palin's kid got into Harvard.


Nice
 
2013-11-25 06:21:54 PM
Full power followed by immediate flight: Hamid Kharzai will probably follow suit.
 
2013-11-25 06:25:28 PM
It happens in every middle school student council election: the unpopular kid who runs for office "to prove that it's a popularity contest" gets handed a landslide victory through the cruel sarcasm of his peers.

All that's been proven here is that Harvard University is akin to a middle school.
 
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