Alvin Greene, South Carolina's democratic candidate for the United States Senate will clearly not be elected based on his military service record.
You can read Alvin Green's Army, and Air Force record here.
Within the pages of the just released military forms it is easy to see our educational system has failed. Alvin Greene had such a strong desire to serve our country that he enlisted twice, yet he didn't have the basic skill set to function in even the most mundane position.
Reading the reports is heart breaking, as Alvin Greene is clearly Steinbeck's Lennie Small.
Two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression, George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically named man of large stature and immense strength but limited mental abilities, come to a ranch near Salinas, California to "work up a stake."
They hope to one day attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie's part of the dream, which he never tires of hearing George describe, is merely to tend to soft rabbits on the farm.
The dream crashes when Lennie accidentally kills the young wife of Curley, the ranch owner's son. A lynch mob led by Curley gathers. George, realizing he is doomed to a life of loneliness and despair like the rest of the migrant workers and wanting to spare Lennie a painful death at the hands of the vengeful and violent Curley, shoots Lennie in the back of the head before the mob can find him after George gives him one last retelling of their dream of owning their own land.
The sad truth is the Alvin Greene is no more capable of being the next United States Senator from South Carolina than Lennie Small was capable of being a ranch hand.
This story will no doubt end with nothing but a tragic and sad conclusion.
But for now, this is a comedy as well as the prefect storyline to tell a tale of big dreams and high ambitions. There is a message in this odd chain of events, I just can't get me head around what the message could possibly be. I think God is just messing with us, if so he has a really twisted sense of humor.
Can you imagine the shock, and dismay Greene's superiors felt when they heard that Alvin had won the Democratic nomination for Senate?
Alvin Greene took his stake and bet on becoming a United States Senator. Who else among us would take that kind of money, clearly not a small amount given his lifestyle, and bet it on such a preposterous idea?
Alvin Greene visionary leader or complete idiot, honestly I don't have the answer.
But I'm voting for Alvin Greene because the whole thing is just too good not to support the idea of sticking it to the establishment.
I can even write Jim DeMint's concession speech.