Sarah Palin, step aside. We have someone new for Katie Couric to interview who makes Palin look like a rocket scientist. First let’s enjoy a flight of fancy.
- Let’s say you’ve got a real dumb-ass Republican named Jim DeMint and you want to pretty much guarantee that he wins another term in November.
- Then let’s say you’re real stupid and you want to stack the deck way in old Jim’s favor, even to the degree that you would do something totally preposterous.
- So you give $10,400 to an unemployed Veteran/accused sex offender and tell him to use it to file for candidacy in the Democratic primary for Senator.
- Now let’s throw in the fact that your state (South Carolina) is in the bottom half of the country intellectually.
- Finally, for good measure, we take note that the Democratic primary in South Carolina is open, i.e. anyone can vote in it, Dem or GOPher.
- Your plan works brilliantly and said Veteran wins the primary without even campaigning. How can Jim DeMint not beat this guy?
Now you would think I made this scenario up, pulled it right out of my patooty so to speak. No, my friends, on Tuesday Alvin Greene won the Democratic primary for Senator from South Carolina and he is poised to face Jim DeMint in November. Alvin is an army Veteran (kudos for that). Alvin is unemployed (so are many of us). Police say Alvin showed dirty pictures to a college kid (now THERE is an unusual Senate qualification)!
If this weren’t bad enough, Alvin gives one lousy interview. I saw him on MSNBC’s “Countdown” tonight and his appearance was cringe-worthy to say the least. A show called The Big Picture demonstrated how Mr. Greene might have held up against Katie Couric. In another Big Picture interview, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Bakari Sellers suggested that Greene’s win by 59% of the vote may have involved some “divine intervention”.
The only divine intervention that I can imagine is that someone put Greene up to running and South Carolinians were stupid enough to just vote for the first name they saw on the ballot. Alvin is now in a pickle. From every interview I’ve seen of him, he would rather be getting root canal than be running for office. He has to juggle this campaign against DeMint with a pending felony trial. Your heart almost has to go out to him.
Representative Jim Clyburn has cried foul. He says there is no way Greene was ever a legitimate candidate. Personally, I have no idea how Alvin will last until November. Expect to see him drop from the campaign within the next few weeks (if not days).
Alvin Greene is pretty clearly somebody’s tool. The question is whose. If the answer comes up GOP, I hope that is enough to turn voter outrage against DeMint so that he joins old Alvin on the unemployment line.