With 416 votes, Giant Joint finishes 4th overall!
Yo GJ, nice going. I hope the fat chill you be busting be super comfy! You earned it!
Victory Anthems! -> Smoke Two Joints /////// Stoned Faces Don’t Lie <- Campaign Promises!
Congratulations also to Cordelia Blanchard, Joseph O’Donnell, Marina Reza, Bradley Spahn, Sandy Durosier and Mandela Kazi!
I’m kind of going to miss this:
Voting ends at midnight! Whether you choose to be represented by that kid in your dorm or by a 6-foot-tall marijuana cigarette, exercise your suffrage.
Remember… you don’t have to light up to lighten up.
From a campaign statement of sorts posted on Aural Wes…
WE CANNOT JUST KEEP WESLEYAN WEIRD, WE MUST MAKE IT WEIRD
CHOOSE ADVENTURE OVER BOREDOM
WE DON’T WANT A CHANGE IN BOSSES, WE WANT A CHANGE IN LIFE
WRITE IT IN!
Elections close at midnight tonight. Don’t sleep on it.
Hey also, lest we be accused of sowing anti-democratic apathy among a jaded post-Obama generation of voters, be reminded that Wesleying does accept WSA campaign submissions.
If anybody aside from Giant Joint and the few candidates who have already done so care to use this space, send us a brief blurb (less than 120 words) and a photo of yourself to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org, and we’ll try to get them posted by Thursday night. We won’t play favorites (first come, first served in terms of who gets posted), but if you hope to get more votes than our friend GJ you could do worse than to be seen on this site.
The power of new media in politics: Giant Joint is now livetweeting the WSA election. I think ze’s really mobilizing young voters! Follow hir at http://twitter.com/giantjoint420.
Some pearls of wisdom thus far:
- “smoke two of myself in the morning, smoke two of myself at night…”
- “just want to roll myself up in a nice, xtra large bamboo paper and keep warm”
- “toke&moke > booze&uz. GJ be holdin’ up the rad traditionz”
More in-depth musings (>140 characters) at Aural Wes.
Vote hir here for yr candidate of choice.
Giant Joint ‘? sends us hir official campaign poster:
Aural Wes has more details of the campaign, the candidacy, and the candid truth.
Wow, one can vote for 7 of the 8 at-large reps? and 2 of the 5 people with money?
Widen the playing field. You know what to do.
(hint: G…t J…t)
 A mission statement of sorts from GJ hirself at AuralWes.
Vote at the WSA website, polls are open until Friday night.
There are a ton of people running, after the jump are the ones who sent us things. Vote wisely, and remember – if you’re going to vote for Giant Joint, please dear God, spell it right.
For posterity, let it be known that Giant Joint captured 111 votes for WSA President, as opposed to the unopposed Mike Pernick’s 206. This doesn’t count the other write-in variations, like “huge joint” and “the giant joint” (really?).
A strong showing! Never underestimate the strength of a grassroots movement.
Congrats to Mike Pernick and Becky Weiss, and better luck next year, Giant Joint.
WSA elections closed last night at midnight, and the results are in.
Interestingly, Giant Joint’s perennial candidacy got only 83 votes. Barack Obama got six votes, and students who took the elections a little less seriously wrote in such gems as Turd Sandwich and “Bon Appétit wasn’t going to fuck up Summerfields, but then they got high, la da da da da da da da.”
Students who took the elections a bit more seriously wrote in such pleas as, “These candidates haven’t written anything meaningful in their blurbs. Put a little less effort into sounding cute and a little more thought into what it means to be a WSA rep and I might vote for you,” and, “A candidate who actually takes this election seriously.” Check out the full results for more.
The five new At-Large Representatives are listed below, in bold. Candidates and notable write-ins are included.
- Alexandra San Roman (252)
- Amy Blume (245)
- Cesar Medina (213)
- Siriwan Luangthanahiran (188)
- Joanna K. Seirup (174)
- Jennifer Spero (138)
- Giant Joint (83)
- Barack Obama (6)
2012 Class Representatives
The freshman class voted, too, and were able to choose eight representatives. Giant Joint got only three votes. WTF, freshmen? Learn your Wesleyan history. Also, “Give me my dog!” got one vote. Huh?
The top candidates are below; winners are in bold.
- Cordelia Blanchard (118)
- Benjamin Firke (108)
- Adam Ilowite (105)
- Adam Fishman (104)
- Meherazade Sumariwalla (103)
- Genevieve Hutchings (92)
- Greer Dent (92)
- Aubrey Hamilton (91)
- Raghu Appasani (88)
- Timmy (Hyun Soo) Lee (73)
- Will Levitt (72)
- Carlos D. Laureano (72)
- Seung Kwon (Joseph) Yang (69)
- Aunchisa Tapanakornvut (63)
- Victor Pesola (53)
- Paul Schaffel (50)
- Nam Anh Ta (36)
- Sara Kass-Gergi (36)
- Corey Dethier (30)
- Elizabeth Fossel (19)
- Chrissy Bello (15)
- Giant Joint (3)
Disclaimer: I am a Senior Class Representative to the WSA.