The SA Elections are upon us! Hide the children!!! In all (semi) seriousness we’re entering a 7-10 day slog where candidates for the GW Student Association (SA) make their pitches to voters. As you are bombarded with campaign posters, flyers, buttons, and bribes, here’s a quick definition of commonly used SA election rhetoric that you’ll encounter over the next week. As we get deeper into the election cycle I’ll post more terms but feel free to add your own in our comments section.
“Eliminating Red Tape”: Create a commission that will submit a quarterly report on its findings to be voted upon. Then another commission is created to study the implications of the report’s findings, again to be voted upon. This process will take 7 months.
“Outsider”: Previously ran for a lower, less-important position and lost but doesn’t want to admit it; hopes to use SA position as resumé builder for when they apply to fetch coffee on Capitol Hill.
“Slashing Student Fees”: Cutting printing costs by 2 cents.
“Student Advocate”: Used by someone who doesn’t know how the SA works.
“Sigma Chi”: The Tammany Hall of GW. All they produce are winners. Someone should look into that.