Will the Real Al Green(e) Please Stand Up?
There used to be time, pick any decent time, before 2010, when we would hear the name “Al Green” and think of R & B hits like “Let’s Stay Together.”
But now, it looks like times are not good, they’re bad, not happy but sad, as characters like Alvin Greene have stepped onto our political stage.
Alvin Greene is the army veteran who lives with his father as his alleged caretaker and ran a Democratic senate race this year with no advertising, no money, and no staff.
He won the Democratic primaries to the confusion of everyone on the planet, and, for the time being, is the party’s unfortunate candidate for U.S. Senate.
He’s also the guy facing felony obscenity charges for having shown a pornographic picture to an 18-year-old female at a computer lab in 2009, and then allegedly saying to her “let’s go to your room.” He claims he was “just joking” when that incident occurred.
It has become more and more apparent that running for the South Carolina Senate seat is his idea of a joke as well, since he and his female companion were kicked out of a South Carolina restaurant Tuesday after his companion got into a fight with customers, according to reports.
Democratic Party officials had been having a meeting at the restaurant and had invited him to speak, but reneged the offer once they’d discovered he would be indicted on felony charges.
Yet, guess what? The son of a gun showed up to meeting at the restaurant anyway—and got escorted out.
In other words, Alvin ‘The Confusionist’ Greene can’t follow rules, but, supposedly (and we mean supposedly with a big, fat, “s”), Democrats in South Carolina have nominated him to create rules in Congress.
As mentioned Tuesday on Madame Noire, politics may just be getting a tad bit gimmicky for our taste.
We know not from whence this man came, but we’re hoping that soon, this political nightmare will be resolved, and he’ll be replaced by someone else who’s at least mildly credible.
Say, what’s the real Al Green doing?