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Is Alvin Greene . . . Not Well?



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After the howling, we see an typically terse and digression-prone interview with Alvin Greene that is indistinguishable from parody:

On buying textbooks:

I don’t know. There’s something good about me; they can check it out. I encourage people to look at my campaign and to vote for me for the United States Senate here in South Carolina. Alvin Greene. Yes. That’s a good thing.

A couple people have wondered whether Greene is . . . mentally or psychologically not well. If so, that makes some of the coverage of this race, including some of my past jokes, seem cruel. We joke that politicians seem crazy, and there are probably quite a few whose behavior puts them well beyond normal. (Say, displays of intermittent explosive disorder against kids asking questions in the street.) There’s pretty intense division about the voting rights of the mentally challenged; while almost every American wants to see the mentally handicapped live their lives to the fullest, elected office is probably not the best place for them.

It appears that the South Carolina Democratic party has no further legal options to remove Greene from the ballot.

I do, however, wonder if 59 percent of South Carolina Democrats should be prohibited from operating heavy machinery.


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