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Friday, June 11, 2010

Alvin Greene from South Carolina. Who?

Alvin Greene from South Carolina. Who?

Upon hearing about the out-of-nowhere story of Alvin Greene (D, I guess) winning the South Carolina Senate nomination, I got a little excited. I have been saying for a long time that the people need to go up against the establishment-- to get true representation for the interests of every day Americans, as opposed to the career politicians that only look out for corporate interests (teabaggers aside). I was anticipating hearing more about his story, and more about what he had to say. Then Keith Olbermann interviewed him last night. Awkward train-wreck doesn't begin to describe how absolutely sphincter-clenching that interview was. After watching this, I am really starting to wonder...HOW THE HELL DID THIS GUY GET 60% OF THE VOTE?!

Apparently, I'm not the only one with questions. Among the many that are being asked of this guy, how did he-- being unemployed for the last 9 months after being discharged from the military-- finance his "campaign"? It's speculated that someone gave him the $10,000 filing fee. And speaking of campaigning, he held no rallies, has no web presence (no site, no Twitter account, NOTHING...except for stories like this), did not attend Democratic events-- he, in fact, spent very little time (if any) on the campaign trail. What about this obscenity charge involving showing lude pictures to a college student?

The question that people like Rep. James Clyburn are now asking is whether or not this Alvin Greene is a plant of some sort. I mean, judging from the answers that he's given in some of his interviews, I think a plant may be smarter and more articulate that this guy. But seriously-- could this guy have been thrown into the race by some GOP PAC or something like that? DNC reps are asking Greene to step down-- aside from his seeming lack of personality or intellect, he's a sexual felon! At the same time, Rep. Bakari Sellers says that, after meeting Greene, believes that he is sincere if not misguided-- and doesn't believe he is a plant, but thinks that he should step aside due to the obscenity charge.

Well, I don't know what's going on here, but I can say that after seeing his interviews, he has no business running for public office. If perception is everything, Alvin Greene makes Sarah Palin look like Ronald Reagan. That alone makes my head explode.

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