It’s that time of year again. Time for the BYUSA student elections for President and Executive(?) Vice President. We’ve written about this annual train wreck before here and here. In microcosm, BYUSA’s strict campaign rules are an example of what happens when speech is limited by rules no one understands.
Only, they can’t blame John McCain.
The first BYUSA election we can remember was significant because one of the guys looked like Robert Downey Jr. When it’s a show election for a show office, might as well have a face primed for showtime.
After that, we remember another BYUSA President who was the funny fat guy. Everybody loves that guy.
This year’s election theme seems to be brother/sister teams. Check out the candidates and their platforms here:
- Steele & Amanda Kizerian (bro & sis)
- Paul Hoybjerg & Brooke Stevens
- Chayse Myers & McKell Myers
- Brandon Roman & Chad Johnson
- Adam Ruri & Chance Basinger
You’ll be surprised not to see “hope” and “change” anywhere (at least that we could detect) on their websites. Even if they’re not Democrats, you’d think they’d know a winning superficial campaign message when they see it. And copy it.
As it is, Steele and Amanda misspell “initiaition” [sic] and Paul and Brooke’s flash slideshow resulted in this really weird transgender morphing action. Initiation? Come on, guys. And Paul, buddy, you’re scaring the kids.
Alright, we’re equal opportunity grammar/spelling police: McKell Myers was “Chairmen [sic] of the Teenage Republican Club for Comal County.” Brandon Roman is an “extravert” and a political science major. Meanwhile, Adam Ruri was a “male vocalist in a band.” (emphasis added) Yup. We sort through the inanities of this campaign so you don’t have to.
We have modest goals for this election: an election-decided winner. This would be a departure from the winner-by-default outcome of the last few years.
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