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The New Greene Economy

The story of Alvin Greene just keeps getting weirder. As you (might) recall, Greene won the Democratic primary for senator in South Carolina, despite running the stealthiest stealth mode campaign in history, and having no money, no political experience, and an outstanding felony charge.

But the newest twist comes from an interview in The Guardian (yes, the British newspaper), where Greene explains one of his ideas for creating jobs in South Carolina:

Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It’s not something a typical person would bring up. That’s something that could happen, that makes sense. It’s not a joke.

The entire interview is worth a read, perhaps because it is always refreshing to read something that has not been mangled by the US mainstream media. I have to admit that after reading their article, Greene’s candidacy almost makes sense.


Well, at least Greene makes far more sense than someone who wasn’t named Joe, was not quite a plumber, and who was upset at Obama for lowering his taxes but raising them on rich people because, you know, someday he might get rich and when he does he sure won’t want to pay any taxes.

Besides, anything that scares the political establishment and freaks out the media can’t be all bad.

UPDATE: It turns out that Greene did pay for his own $10,440 filing fee. There is still the possibility that his victory was the result of faulty voting machines, but I have to admit that I’m starting to enjoy his candidacy and hope he isn’t crushed ignominiously in the election against Jim DeMint.

UPDATE 2: Greene gets his wish. We now have Alvin Greene action figures.