Our law school SBA (basically the equivalent to student government) has had a bunch of turmoil recently. Half of the board has resigned, and the president is up for a vote of confidence next Thursday. Or in other words, if the majority of the people that vote in the upcoming election thinks that the president is not deserving of his position, he will get the boot. My girlfriend is on the board, and it is no secret that she does not stand for the president’s performance. There has been a lot of back and forth between the president and the members of the board, but it seems like the crux of the argumentative quibbles has centered around ‘is the board defaming the president?’ There is no correct answer to this question, but students have asked for, and rightfully so, documentation to assess this matter.
My girlfriend has asked me to make a quick website which will contain correspondences of how the president allegedly bullied and abuse his power. Unfortunately for me, one of my favorite ‘negative’ political websites has been changed substantially. During the GOP conventions, Obama had a great website in black and red that outlined how each candidate would falsely attack the President, and include the President’s website. The color scheme, font and the greyed images all connoted that the GOP candidates were just evil before I had a chance to even examine the text. In making this website, I have thought about employing such rhetorical strategies in defense of my girlfriend.
But, I think I’ll opt differently. The decision to vote one way or the other should hinge on an unbiased reading of actual e-mails, text messages and letters written between the president and the board members. I plan on making a website similar to Yammer’s API documentation, using nothing more than Twitter’s Bootstrap CSS/JS. I’ll probably opt for a grey color scheme and a plain font to connote a neutral, content-focused website.
I hope that this site will shed more light on the situation. And I hope a resolution one way or the other will come about soon. I miss talking to my girlfriend about non-SBA stuff .
In good news, I’ve worked out three times since my mom called me fat (trololol) and am going to the gym now.