GOSS: MADSOC Do Not Endorse This Candidate and a Libspill Close to Home
By Pulp Goss
Though Pulp Goss is more Omniscient Gossip Narrator than actual real life person, Pulp nonetheless acknowledges that editor Madeline Ward is a current member of Grassroots and former SRC Women’s Officer, and that editors Haydn Hickson and Alexander Barnstone have their own political views.
Hats off to the campus Young Liberals, who have been hard at work creating enough drama to warrant a second Goss update in under 24 hours.
Who is She ?
The devil works hard, but the MADSOC exec work harder: no more than two hours after we broke the news on who was running for board last night, and we’d already received some exceptionally funny tea by ways of a ghost of board elections past. A former candidate and member of the MADSOC exec team, who shall remain anonymous, messaged pulp to stress most ardently that Cady Brown was definitely, absolutely, 100% not a member of MADSOC:
“Speaking from behaviour of MADSOC exec team 2019, we confirmed that we don’t remember seeing her in MADSOC events before. Maybe she was involved last year we don’t know, but we request to remove MADSOC from this article. Because we don’t want to make public think that we are somehow affiliated with Cady Brown election ( it is against the rule and we don’t even know this person at all lol )”
CV stacking by means of listing club and society involvement (however minimal) is pretty common board candidate behaviour, and involvement in a club or society does not indicate support for a candidate from said club or society, nor is the candidate publicising it by any means breaking any rules. However, we haven’t heard of a club or society outright denying any association whatsoever (or at least, not in recent memory) and candidates usually make sure that they are at least marginally involved in whatever club they are claiming involvement with. According to Cady, it’s all one big misunderstanding “ in regard to MADSOC, I’m a registered member- I’ve been a dancer for 18 years, so it was natural for me to join the society…this could be a misunderstanding as my registered name would’ve been Caitlin, hence why they couldn’t find me on the list.” Lol.
Those of you who pay close attention to the weird internal beef of the Young Liberals would remember that members of the Soft Right, namely a messrs Fitton, Broom and Jeffries, paid members of St Paul’s a whole $2 to sign up to the University of Sydney Liberal Club at Welcome Week. Earlier this week their dastardly scheme almost came to fruition, as Jeffries pulled together 4 (out of the 40 they had sign up at Welcome Week) Young Liberals to requisition a meeting and oust the current executive, composed primarily of the Dore Faction. Dore got wind of this most sinister plan and brought a sizeable party of his own, outvoting Jeffries. We await the next steps of our Renegade R. M. Williams Rebels with baited breath.