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June 10, 2010

SC's Democratic Senate Nominee: A Shifty, Unemployed Drifter With No Executive Experience and Barely Any Work Experience of Any Kind, Whose Background Is Shrouded In Stealth and Secrecy
Democrats Eye Him For 2012 Presidential Run

See what I did there.

Thrill up the leg? You bet. In fact, if you're sitting in your dorm-room at night, he might just send you a picture of the thrill up his leg, if you know what I mean, and I know you do.

Alvin M. Greene never gave a speech during his quixotic campaign to become this state's Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. The mystery man of South Carolina politics didn't launch a Web site or hire consultants or plant lawn signs. There's only $114 in his campaign bank account, he says, and the only check he ever wrote was to cover his filing fee.

Indeed, in the course of a rambling, repetitive and frequently inchoate three-hour interview, this jobless military veteran could not name a single specific thing he'd done to campaign for lofty political office. Yet, more than 100,000 South Carolina Democrats voted for Greene on Tuesday, handing him a resounding victory over a well-funded ex-judge who has served four terms in the state legislature.

"I'm the Democratic Party nominee," he says. "I mean, I mean, the people have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina."

Yes we can.


Greene leads a remarkably isolated existence at the home of his ailing 81-year-old father, James Greene, on a stretch of rural highway in central South Carolina. Greene has no cellphone and no computer, except the one at the public library.

Greene's life story is as vague as his campaign. He says he was born in Florence, S.C., went to high school in Manning (a town of 4,000 near his father's home) and graduated from the University of South Carolina in political science. He says he served in the military -- first in the Air Force and then in the Army -- from his college graduation in 2000 until nine months ago. "I was honorably discharged from the Army, but it was involuntary," he says. "Things weren't working. Same thing happened in the Air Force. . . . It's a long story in both services."

I love when people get kicked out of the military for vague reasons but just say "it's a long story."

Yeah... I'm sure it's long but I'm also sure that if you wanted to you could just sum up by mentioning the digits of which part of the code you violated.

Thanks to DrewM.

Alvin M. Greene for Senate

Sketchy ideas for a sketchy future.

Silver-Tongued Devil: I haven't seen a black orator like this since The Blindside.

No, seriously-- Blindside, right? Except instead of making the Baltimore Ravens he runs for Senate, and maybe sends Sandra Bullock's daughter a picture of his penis.

There's another video at Hot Air.

Oh, and still more: Mother Jones claims he's a political plant.


An annon commenter at Mother Jones claims to have worked with the guy recently and says he was administratively discharged for general incompetence as a supply specialist. That could explain an honorable discharge and "things not working out" . Since general incompetence seems to be a job requirement for Democrats in congress these days, his military experience is looking like plus to me.

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