Classes begin, and the campus hums to life again. The ceiling of clouds moves to reveal a bright blue sky and a beautiful sun illuminating as far as the I can see. Happy music begins to play as familiar characters reprise their roles in cameos here and there.

From the posters popping up around school, one can guess that student government elections are going to be held soon. Like student governments everywhere, this one has no power (although it does appear to have a lot of money, but there are already lots of procedures in place on how it can be spent) so electoral appeals are even more vapid than those in normal elections (hard to believe, I know). Posters promoted a candidate by:

Can’t wait to see the latest polling…

posted March 31, 2005 11:28 PM (Education) (3 comments) #


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Hey, it’s everywhere - NCSU apparently even has a Pirate running for office

posted by Jason Young at April 1, 2005 01:52 PM #

At Vassar College, which I currently attend part-time, I’ve seen many posters like those. One showed “before” and “after” shots of Michael Jackson — one as a dark-skinned full-nosed young boy with an afro, and one in his pale, straight-haired modern form. The caption was something like this:

Some people make bad decisions in life.

Don’t be one of them. Elect [candidate] for [whatever office].

However, I wouldn’t say that these are significantly worse than real political campaigns. In fact, I for one would love to see someone run for President on a platform of ugliness.

posted by Adam at April 8, 2005 10:37 AM #

Maybe we need to update the thing about “all politics are local” to be “All politics are about sex (unless you’re a conservative, then politics are about lack of sex)”

posted by person at April 8, 2005 10:06 PM #

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