Friday, July 23, 2010

Alvin Greene Miltary Service Record Released

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.



Anonymous said...

I'm with ya Cedar I'm voting Greene in November.

JAT said...

Actually, the best of all possible worlds might be to de-seat DeMint in November so he can run against that walking disaster known as Lindsey Graham in 2014.

Anonymous said...

No one should want someone representing them as a U.S. Senator who gets a military efficiency report like that. Typically superiors go out of their way to avoid killing someone's career, but that is what the report would do to anyone in the military.

There is no way he should be elected to the US Senate if that is how he was rated in the military.

Anonymous said...

I still don't think all the facts are out about this......

I think it will eventually be known that the idea to run and the money to run did not come solely from Greene.

I think he is being used in a most sadistic and cruel way.

And your comparison to Leni is right on.

It is sad, cruel and horrible and shocking.

In other words, par for the course in SC Politics.

Anonymous said...

No doubt Alvin Greene has been set up. By whom and why is beyond me.

What is sad is that some how he passed the Army and Air Force entry exams and USC gave him a degree!

How the hell did that happen?

Anonymous said...

Because it's USC? :o)

More checking needs to be done there, too.

His "interviews" with Keith Larson were just excruciating to listen to, cringe causing and embarrassing for him, you really, really felt badly for him.....he doesn't have a clue.

I really believe he is challenged, and it's so unfair to him being used this way, totally unfair.