The whole idea came together at a College Republican Meeting in the Winter Quarter of 2003. A young man (name withheld) presented an idea of screwing over the Students First! Slate (a group of candidates running together on the same platform) by forming a student club with the exact same name. The idea went that we form this club, and then during the election season file numerous complaints alleging fraudulent use of our club name.
The idea was to go to the DMV, and for whatever the cost temporarily change one of our names to the name of the Presidential candidate for the “Students First!” slate. This idea was more or less dismissed because none of us wanted to be Kevin Shawn Hsu for a year. I remember jokingly saying, “You know (name withheld), all we need to do is find another Kevin Hsu…” While walking home through the dorms later that night, (name withheld) discovered that at UCSD there was more than one Kevin Hsu. It turns out that “Hsu” is the Korean equivalent to the English “Smith”. After searching through school records, we discovered that there were a total of four Kevin Hsu’s on campus. The only problem now was to figure out a way to get at least one to run for President of UCSD.
So when the communist Kevin Shawn Hsu began to speak, Robert and I launched our attack. “COMMUNIST!!!”, “YOU’RE A GOD DAMN LIAR!!!”, “BULLSH*T!!!”, and “STOP LYING COMMUNIST!!!” were just some of the many different phrases we yelled. Since the sound system was total rubbish, no one heard what Kevin Shawn Hsu had to say. Instead they heard every last thing we had to say.