Ah, ASUC elections … how we will be so happy miss thee when the week ends! We know everyone is always pushing for democracy and fair elections and informed voters – but we say, why vote on the issues when you can vote high school yearbook style? So here are the Clog’s ASUC superlatives. It’s not about who we think we should win, it’s about who has the best singing voice! You mean ASUC elections don’t work like the show the Voice?

connor landgrafBiggest flirt: Connor Landgraf (candidate for President with Student Action)

We all know that frat guy stereotype, and apparently the girls are swooning (although some disagree on that regard). Every politician flirts with the masses, but we’d say Mr. Landgraf seems like the type to be a heartbreaker. I mean, he didn’t invite US to the date party. Our only advice is, tuck in that shirt boy, and keep it classy.

elliot goldsteinBest hair: Elliot Goldstein (candidate for President/Chancellor with the Cooperative Movement Party) with honorable mention to Honest Chung (candidate for President with Students for a Democratic University [SDU])

Best hair was a difficult choice, but when it comes down to it, Elliot Goldstein has got it going on – in the hair department, excuse us. Look at that facial hair! It is an art. But we have to mention those sexy green highlights that Mr. Chung reps. We’ll be the democratic university to that student. *wink* read more »


It’s the Friday evening before ASUC election week, which can only mean one thing — and I’m not talking about Beat the Clock! It’s time for The Daily Californian’s annual Candidates Forum. Hundreds of students have gathered in Chan Shun Auditorium to hear how the executive hopefuls plan to “serve … every student, every year.” Of course, CalServe and Student Action won’t be the only parties represented. There are a whole slew of independent and third-party candidates present such as Squelch! andDAAP. Stay tuned to this joint live blog with Daily Cal Opinion for consistent (and perhaps snarky) commentary about the candidate’s platforms and presentation.

Watch the ASUC Candidates Forum live at the Daily Californian’s Ustream page.


This is a funny looking horse. Try not to read too much into it. CalSERVE, the oldest existing student political party on campus, has announced that they will not be running any executive candidates in the upcoming ASUC elections.

The move is a little perplexing, given that the party currently holds two of the five executive positions. And while they’ve had a rough two years following it, they swept all four of the partisan executive positions for the 2008-2009 school year.

They are also, it should be noted, one of the two major parties in the campus’s esteemed political system read more »


And you thought this was over ... People, people, people. The ASUC elections are over. Why–dear god, why–are we still talking about them?

Oh, because members of both CalSERVE and Student Action have alleged that candidates from the opposite party engaged in dubious campaigning techniques? So worth it! JKLOL.

We mean, seriously. When it’s an actual tradition for party leaders to “meet every year to corroborate and compare allegations with one another at the end of elections,” there is a problem with the way things are being run. Maybe that’s politics, but on the other hand, read more »


PUPPPPPYYYYY

We didn’t want to get too close to the itty bitty puppy that CalSERVE had by its home base on Upper Sproul Plaza, lest we be tempted into being biased or something (“OH MY GOD, LIVE PUPPY!!!!! CalSERVE, WE’LL DO WHATEVER YOU SAY!!!”) but, as you can see, Student Action wasn’t the only party to use the ol’ puppy pandering tactic this election season. CalSERVE even had that poor S.O.B. wearing a campaign pin that was bigger than its head. Ridiculous.

But while we’re here, look at this adorable puppy! read more »


When we first got the e-mail from her slate-mate Ricardo Gomez saying, “Eunice Makes My Dreams Come True,” we were all like, “Uhh, no thanks, Eunice Kwon, we don’t actually want the things that happen in our dreams to come true, because then we’d show up to class in our skivvies like half the time and we’d probably be on the run from a psycho killer who looks suspiciously like our hot GSI.”

Thankfully, there do not appear to be any naked people or murderous grad students in this video. Only banana suits:

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ASUC-athon 2009: Done… NOT! Student Action swept the executive offices. Whoop-dee-freakin’ doo. Because, you know, the differences between Student Action and CalSERVE are so

Red Dragon the movie

marked and important. And like, Will Smelko, Tu Tran, John Tran and Dani Haber were all such substantial candidates with solid platforms. Good for you, guys. Seriously. May you be somewhat less incompetent than your predecessors.

Um, yeah. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the full list of senators (in order of most votes): read more »


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Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.


* “This is UC Berkeley–and that’s how it should be!” [YouTube]

* “Get a life & do real journalism.” [Twitter]

* “He’s a Scottish terrier on California’s Oski bear.” [emailed from CalSERVE]

* “‘(E)ast bay’ is pig-Latin for beast, which means the East Bay is kinda named Satan.” [SF Appeal]

* “Stop! I’m the bridge troll.” [YouTube]

Image Source: Christine Borden
Earlier: Ix-nay on the Ecall-ray


Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon trailer

Now that ASUC Senator John Moghtader has been recalled, he’s ready to get even. He still retains his seat, and Judicial Council proceedings wait on his release of the Eshleman fight video. But pal Yoni Weinberg decided to share another kind of video with the Clog.

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You got SERVED.

Accountability.” “Values we share.”

Hahahahahahahahahaha. Ha. Oh, CalSERVE.  Do, go on …

(Crappy) Image Source: Jill Cowan
Earlier: Student Action Flyers: Did Nothing (DONE)


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