The Campaign Spot

Is Alvin Greene . . . Not Well?

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.

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Sad Finale

Spoilers Ahead. Look, I share David’s love of Game of Thrones. But I thought the finale was largely a bust, for failings David mostly acknowledges in passing (but does not allow to dampen his ardor). The problems with the finale were largely the problems of this entire season. Characters that had been ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Great Misdirection

The House Democrats are frustrated, very frustrated. They’ve gotten themselves entangled in procedural disputes with the Trump administration that no one particularly cares about and that might be litigated for a very long time. A Washington Post report over the weekend spelled out how stymied Democrats ... Read More
World

Australia’s Voters Reject Leftist Ideas

Hell hath no fury greater than left-wingers who lose an election in a surprise upset. Think Brexit in 2016. Think Trump’s victory the same year. Now add Australia. Conservative prime minister Scott Morrison shocked pollsters and pundits alike with his victory on Saturday, and the reaction has been brutal ... Read More
NR Webathon

We’ve Had Bill Barr’s Back

One of the more dismaying features of the national political debate lately is how casually and cynically Attorney General Bill Barr has been smeared. He is routinely compared to Roy Cohn on a cable-TV program that prides itself on assembling the most thoughtful and plugged-in political analysts and ... Read More
Film & TV

Game of Thrones: A Father’s Legacy Endures

Warning! If you don't want to read any spoilers from last night's series finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Right now. There is a lot to unpack about the Thrones finale, and I fully understand many of the criticisms I read on Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, the show was compressed. Yes, there were moments ... Read More