Ripe For Abuse

Chris Hummel below, and Frank Webb over on Dartmouth Observer, both point out how ludicrous this teapot scandal over campaigning is. Frank hits on an important point:

Amazingly, it seems that at Dartmouth, a candidate is responsible for the actions of his supporters.

It’s important to think about this a bit. How hard is it to imagine an enterprising — and unscrupulous — candidate plastering public areas with flyers for his opponent, who will be punished as a result? This policy practically invites fraud.

I know the elections are irrelevant, but I fulminate against policies like these for a living.