South Carolina Wins for Weirdest Political Shenanigans in History
So it's more South Carolina political drama but this time it has nothing to do with mistresses, political bloggers, or Sarah Palin. But it does involve porn, naturally.
Who is this Alvin Greene guy and how in the hell could he afford the $10,000 fee to run for Senate without a job?
To make matters worse, Greene is currently battling a felony charge of showing porn to a college student. Why is that a felony? Oh well. Greene did not hire his own counsel but instead has a public defender on his case. Sounds just MADE for a career in politics if you ask me. Sorry, bro, but you fucked it up. You're supposed to wait until AFTER you have been elected to get the felony porn charge. Duh.
Calls are mounting for an investigation into Alvin Greene, the candidate who surprised pretty much everyone by winning the South Carolina Democratic primary for the United States Senate on Tuesday.
State Democratic officials have urged Mr. Greene to quit the contest against Senator Jim DeMint, a Republican, and top lawmakers, including Representative James E. Clyburn, began suggesting on Thursday that Mr. Greene was a “plant.”
Mr. Clyburn, the House Democratic majority whip, called for a federal investigation because of reports that Mr. Greene, who told television reporters and others that he is unemployed, somehow paid the more than $10,000 filing fee to run for the Senate.
“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Mr. Clyburn said on a radio show. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”
Did, uh, ANYONE run against him in this primary or what?