A sharp third-year Law student with his finger on the pulse of the UQLS has today made a pretty massive blunder, by comparing the two Presidential candidates, Maggie Hawkins and Fergus Geary, to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, seemingly unaware of the fact that in this race, both candidates actually despise Mexicans.
What a doofus!
Bryan Branson (20) thinks he has a pretty good grasp of the political machinations of the UQLS. He went to Pub Crawl, he’s found his way in a Snacks & Chats, and he still quotes Law Revue to his increasingly irritated parents.
But the analogy drawn by Bryan in this instance is really just hopeless. Whilst there are elements of the 2019 UQLS President race that has clear parallels to the Trump/Hillary 2016 election, the key difference here is comments made by both Geary and Hawkins that highlight their genuinely racist opposition to Mexicans.
Bizarrely, both candidates have made ‘halting Mexican immigration’ a key part of their platform, alongside policies such as Geary’s cash prize for the family of any student who dies during a Pub Crawl, and Hawkin’s issuing compulsory copies of ‘What Happened’ by Hillary Clinton to every first-year.
Regardless of their platforms, I think we can all agree the most important issue in this election will be the one that is so, so hot right now.