GUSA itself lacks any power of administration. It is an introverted bureaucratic mess that does nothing more than constantly work itself into a lather trying to justify itself with new bylaws and resolutions. No one outside of GUSA truly relies on GUSA. It is a retardant, not a catalyst — no more than an overpriced junket for people who are enamored of our pretend-government. The monetary cost is real and the results are not.
To those who still wish to reform GUSA, we would remind you of why one should never fight with a pig: You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
The piece has sparked a comment thread that may be in the running for the longest in the paper's history. It's shocking, but apparently there are people on campus who care enough about GUSA to write long-winded, bullet-pointed responses that reflect a truly disturbing knowledge of the inner workings of Georgetown's bureaucracy (rule of politics: every issue has a constituency). That's a good thing, I suppose. Someone should care about this.
*Disclosure: I spent many lazy afternoons freshman year playing Super Smash Bros. Melee with the authors in a Copley suite. To my memory, we never discussed GUSA.