UPDATE: CofC Senate Gets Lesson on How to Overreact to a Blog Post 

Apologies, but we get our George Street Observer a little late around here.

It appears that, on Feb. 19, the student senate got in a tizzy over student body Vice President Seaton Brown’s unorthodox recusal from presiding on an issue that doesn’t seem terribly important at all for us real world folks, only to have him turn around and try to argue one side of the issue.

Chairs of various bodies recuse themselves all the time when they feel there’s a conflict of interest, but they typically leave the room and leave the fight in other’s hands. It seems Brown’s problem was that he didn’t have a second mate.

His actions led to a resolution for his impeachment which was, itself, unorthodox. Though most votes by the body are recorded, this was done by secret ballot so that senate members could speak their mind without fear of the consequences (if only Congress had this pleasure on the Iraq vote).

Before I could even try to get excited about all of this, I got to the George Street’s website and find that the Senate vote for impeachment was overturned by the Honor Council.

It was revealed during the Council’s hearing that Shafer Brown (my bad) also has a potty mouth.

SGA president Whitney Hinds spoke as witness in favor of the impeachment. She said that she provided Brown with two written warnings as well as numerous verbal warnings in regards to his use of profanity. Most notably she referenced his use of the words “jackass” in a Senate meeting and “hell” during a Faculty Senate meeting.

According to Hinds, this also brought shame and disgrace to the office of the vice president. “I have seen more professional behavior from previous vice presidents,” she said.

The chair of the Honor Council wrapped it up nicely.

“These are all little issues that could have been brought up and addressed solely and on an individual basis.”

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