In Nevada, we've got deeply strange--and entertaining--politics. No more so than now with Sharron Angle, a wingnut of the first order, who is busily having her wings pulled and her nuts clipped by the frightened GOP. Ahem. But South Carolina may have us beat. In addition to the sordid things going on (in the past and alleged present) around the Governorship of the state, they've got a newly minted Democratic contender for Jim DeMint's Senate seat.
Who is Alvin Greene, and where did he come from? Dunno. At first, I thought they said "Calvin Green," a classmate of mine who has aged surprisingly well. They'd probably not raised an eyebrow with Calvin. But Alvin is another story altogether. Alvin is an unemployed guy who came from nowhere to nab the Democratic slot with virtually no campaigning, no name recognition, no anything. He's got a possibly shady past, and another problem that isn't so hard to nail down. People have said he's mentally deficient, confused, out of his depth, possibly a Republican plant. Nobody seems to know. But he's providing some of the strangest interviews in all of cable news. I say they double the strangeness, and put him on Glenn Beck's show.
Democrats want investigation into surprise Senate primary winner
As political newcomer Alvin Greene calls on South Carolina's Democratic establishment to get behind him, party leaders are calling for an investigation into his surprise win in the state's Democratic Senate primary. . .
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