A good politician knows how to do two things: pander to his base and, on occasion, be able to get things done. With that in mind, we predict a bright future for TCU student body President Cody Westphal.
TCU students have long complained about the university's abrasive, single-ply toilet paper ("It feels like a pine cone," one junior told TCU 360 last fall). But it took a visionary like Westphal to translate the growing discontent into actual policy.
On Tuesday, student representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for a campus-wide switch to two-ply bathroom tissue.
"This is a big thing," Westphal explained to CBS 11. "You know, TCU has this reputation for the highest-quality everything, whether it is education, technology, teachers, students -- whatever. I think the next obvious step would be to take the step of quality toilet paper."
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The resolution, we assume, is nonbinding, but the university is on board. An employee in the TCU's communications office said any official comment would have to come from university spokeswoman Lisa Albert but described the switch as a "done deal." School administrators said as much to TCU 360, describing the cost as "negligible."
So, hat's off to you, Cody Westphal. We're expecting big things.
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