At a minimum it makes you (regardless of whether you are Republican/Democrat/Independent) ask yourself - Is this the best and the brightest that we have in the US?
In the latest Alvin Greene news Alvin responded Thursday to an Associated Press report on the former airman's lackluster Air Force record, which showed that he was repeatedly passed over for promotion due to a general sentiment that he had difficulty completing his duties. And what did Alvin blame?
"Those folks are ridiculous and yes and they only promote the terrorists and the communists and I haven't gotten a promotion since I graduated from college and that's just what I'm saying," Greene told the South Carolina Post and Courier.Really??? Only terrorist and communist??
He did at least have one example. Greene maintained, the military chose to give preference to "terrorists" such as Nidal Malik Hasan, the army psychiatrist who is accused of murdering 13 people in a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009. (I recall Hasan's issues had more to do with mental illness and political extremism than being a terrorist.")
"They dismissed my potential," Greene told the Post and Courier of his superiors, who, in Greene's military files, criticized the now-Senate candidate for flaws as mild as being "[un]able to adapt to any changes to daily routine," and as severe as potentially positing "a threat to others" due to his "consistent inability to follow instructions or maintain basic job knowledge." He was given the latter review after accidentally posting sensitive information on a military Internet server.
I am sorry but the excuse of "only promote the terrorists and the communists" is lame! The fact that, as he says, "I haven't gotten a promotion since I graduated from college", is far more telling. Unless there is some HUGE conspiracy against Alvin Greene, why has he never been promoted for anything?
I was willing to give Mr. Greene the benefit of the doubt before this lame excuse. But if he truly believes what he says, I just don't believe he should be a US Senator. Terrorist and Communist?? Come on!!!
Many in South Carolina are saying that Mr. Greene is nothing more than a plant by the Republicans and/or Jim DeMint. Even if that is true, are you telling me that the Democrats couldn't find a candidate more compelling than Alvin?? Really??