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Black leaders come out defending Alvin Greene

Alvin Greene, the unemployed black man facing criminal charges for felony obscenity is a huge embarrassment to white liberal democrats. However, South Carolina’s black leaders have come out strongly defending him. A recent Rasmussen poll shows that while Alvin Green has only 6% of the support of whites, 51% of all blacks say they will still vote for him for Senator. The message is clear. Tribal politics trumps all for a hefty chunk of South Carolina’s black voters.

Greene received a general discharge from the military over a year ago. The media has speculated that the discharge was for questions over his sanity. Greene has been unemployed ever since, but had $10,000 in savings from his military pay, which he spent on the filing fee to run in the SC Democratic primary for US Senate. Greene did no campaigning, never ran a single commercial, or printed a single sign. He beat Ric Rawl, a veteran white liberal Democrat and former judge, by a large margin. The media has been downplaying the racial aspect and claiming Democrat voters simply liked the name “Greene” better than “Rawl.”

Charleston Post & Courier…

Alvin Greene says the RiverDogs struck out on the miniature statues the team is handing out to its first 1,000 fans at tonight’s ballgame.

“They look tacky,” Greene said Friday. “That wasn’t a good enough effort. They should have made something more original. If they’re going to do it, do it right.”

Greene had something different in mind when he pitched the idea of Alvin Greene action figures to a British newspaper last week as a way to put people back to work.

And indeed it did, however temporary. Workers at the game will affix a picture of Greene’s face on a “Mr. Liberty” statue, a takeoff of the idea earlier this year to put a male Statue of Liberty near Patriots Point.

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at Riley Park. The RiverDogs play the Augusta GreenJackets. Greene said he won’t be there.

“Who better epitomizes the American dream that anything is possible than Mr. Greene?” RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said this week.

Charleston Democrats Sen. Robert Ford and Rep. Wendell Gilliard said the promotion is a mean joke. “To mistreat this young man … we think it’s a slap in the face,” Ford said. “To be a public servant, you don’t have to be a professor or a lawyer or a business person. He won the primary. That should be the end of the story.”

Gilliard said Greene is a veteran and deserves respect, adding that he didn’t vote for Greene and does not condone what he might have done in his past. Greene faces a felony obscenity charge.