For some bizarre reason, the SGA, under the advisement of the son of Jindal’s favorite attorney, Jimmy Faircloth, gave failing grades to legislators who opposed completely unnecessary increases in school fees.
More often than not, college student government associations are farcical and ineffective organizations disproportionately led by kids who are attracted by the allure of vapid popularity contests and who are, at the same time, both too vainglorious and too naive to ever recognize their titles and responsibilities are completely worthless.
That’s a mouthful, and I know, it may sound like a major burn.
Don’t get me wrong: It’s certainly not a universal rule. My dad was the president of his high school student government, and he was a radically genuine human being. And I was always impressed by the humor and professionalism of my law school classmates who were elected members of our student bar association.
But, to be sure, I’m not really referring to high school or graduate school associations. College student government is much more important, at least in the skewed hierarchy of campus life, and usually, it’s just a cheap and pathetic simulacrum of real government.
This week, the young leaders in charge of Louisiana State University’s Student Government Association attempted to do something bold and innovative and desperately needed. For the first time, the LSU Student Government…