Very rarely am I ever as upset as I presently am. Just a few minutes ago, I received an introductory e-mail from Senator-At-Large Justin Sulsky. This e-mail was written to all the first-years on campus. After giving a two sentence introduction providing the reader with minimal information, he segways into reminding all first years to vote in the Vice Presidential election. Directly following the link to vote, Sulsky moves into a full endorsement – with bolded text! – of Andrew Brooks.
Anyone with common sense can see that this endorsement was intended to abuse the naivete of first years who are less than familiar with Brooks’ schemes for Senate seats. My favorite line of all:
I support Andrew because he will bring a badly needed fresh perspective to the Student Union.
Apart from being utterly false, the above quote has poor sentence structure. Go below the fold for the entire contents of the e-mail.
Hey first years!
My name is Justin Sulsky, and I’m your senator-at-large. I just wanted to drop you a quick line to introduce myself and let you know that I am available to help you resolve issues here at the University. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial x9-7863 and I’d be happy to help!
I also wanted to remind you that as Brandeis students you have an important obligation to vote in the current Student Union special election for Vice President! You’re not in high school anymore so remember this is not a popularity contest. Please take 10 seconds to vote starting at 12 am at http://union.brandeis.edu/elections/FA08-3/vp#
I’ve decided to take the unusual step of publicly supporting Andrew Brooks in this election. I support Andrew because he will bring a badly needed fresh perspective to the Student Union. He is deeply concerned about the internal bickering that has plagued our Union for too long and will ensure it focuses on improving quality-of-life.
Please vote! And please seriously consider supporting Andrew. He has what it takes to make Brandeis better for all of us! See http://people.brandeis.edu/~abrooks to see why.
Student Union Government