Alvin, Alvin, Alvin.
So sometime during my hermitude (new word, credit me), this asshole: A) thrilled Republicans B) aided in ensuring South Carolina remains a national joke and C) annoyed me.
When I’m not blogging and have no outlet for venting indignant frustration, I find myself huddled on the couch, muttering at the television about the inadequacies of popular democracy between bites of Breyer’s vanilla.
In addition to suggesting Alvin Greene action figures as a fundraising tool to combat the deficit, SC’s democratic nominee asked a reporter if he could get paid for his time. Yeah. He’s also facing felony charges. He was also kicked out of the Army. And the Air Force. I could cry.
60-year old Jerry Coker taught Alvin in both fourth and fifth grades. An independent, he voted for Green in the June 8 primary.
“He’s an average person,” Coker said of Greene. “In politics, we need more of our people connected with the average person.”
What? No. We need more of “our people” disconnected from the average stupid. Why does mediocre equal worthy? We’re now determining our leaders according to who seems like an unexceptional South Carolinian? Enjoy an easy race, DeMint.
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Churchill