The Moderate Independent and Conservative Alliance (MICA) officially endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket at a meeting last night. Below is their press release.
"On Monday September 22nd members of Vassar's Moderate Independent and Conservative Alliance (MICA) voted to endorse the McCain-Palin ticket for the presidency of the United States. Senator John McCain's record of bipartisanship and loyalty to conservative principles were cited along with recognition of his courage in opposing the Bush administration on key issues. These included his opposition to proposed tax cuts (now law) without the accompaniment of spending restraint, the Rumsfeld strategy in Iraq, the use of torture, as well as his opposition to the administration's position on climate change, seen in his introduction with Senator Joseph Liberman (D-CT) of the Climate Stewardships Acts to implement a cap and trade system to reduce global green house gas emissions. Governor Palin was also recognized for her willingness to go to toe to toe with the leadership of the notoriously corrupt Alaskan Republican machine and ability to bring executive experience to the ticket.
While the endorsement was not unanimous the decision to create a Vassar for McCain-Palin subcommittee passed unanimously, as did the election of Kelly Shortridge '12 as chairwoman. The committee, which at its inception consisted of seven strongly committed students expects to expand as its visibility increases with the commencement of electoral activities."
MICA is a VSA org and meets each Monday at 9pm in the Joss Parlor. The org also publishes a periodical, The Regressive.