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Mailbag: April 27

ASUA president must prove ASUA worth caring about

As expected, James Allen won the presidency of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. I guess I would care more if I actually voted, but alas, the politics of ASUA seem more of a “”Members Only”” club then anything else. Other candidates had more experience and more wisdom (in my opinion, of course) than the elected president does. But we live in an era that treats wisdom and knowledge as less than popularity and charisma.

The sad thing (or not so sad thing, depending on how you look at it) is that by the time next year’s term is over and done with, most people will forget about this term’s elections. Well, I hope that you don’t. You have next year to question our “”prestigious”” leaders in ASUA. You have next year to watch how they handle the issues at the good old UA. Who will stay attuned to the intricacies of ASUA? By the turnout of this year’s election (and then the turnout of the special election), probably very few.

By the end of next year’s term we will see how our “”knowledgeable”” leaders have advanced ASUA. Only then will we hear people say “”I told you so,”” or perhaps they will prove those individuals wrong. Perhaps, even though in my opinion our president-elect didn’t earn the opportunity or our trust in this year’s election, he may earn it during his term. But the critic in me says that it’s doubtful … very doubtful. Prove me wrong.

 

— Thompson Whatoname, Psychology and philosophy senior

 

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