(originally posted at eclaircie.diaryland.com)
I'm not voting in the BYUSA elections. Call me a freedom-hating, anti-democratic pig, if you will, but...who actually cares? I'm sorry, but whoever the president of our student association is, he's (I'm not being sexist, it's just all everyone in the finals does happen to be male) (which is actually nice because then I don't have to deal with the annoying "he or she" thing) (though I will remind all that "he or she" is the correct grammar and "they" is ONLY used when talking about more than one person and it drives me batty when that rule is not adhered to) not going to have enough impact on my life for me to bother figuring out what the issues are and what the various stands are on them. It's nice enough that they have platforms, but BYUSA actually has nada in the power department. The candidates can say they'll improve the parking situation, or have more concerts on campus, or whatever their pet projects are, but let's be honest...all being BYUSA president means is giving a speech at New Student Orientation and maybe having some say in what the posters for Homecoming dances will look like.
However, I don’t really have a problem with all the free candy or hot chocolate or whatever being handed out by campaigners.