Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alvin Greene, A Letterman Skit

There has been much speculation about Alvin Greene, the democratic nominee for the Senate from South Carolina. Maybe the voters thought he was the great singer, Al Green. Perhaps they only voted for him because he was first on the ballet. I'm partial to the idea that he is a Republican plant.

In South Carolina, anyone can vote in the Democratic primary. This possibility has been dismissed because, the question was asked, who would pass up a chance to vote in the hot Republican gubernatorial primary? I'll tell you who, Republicans who don't want to vote for a "raghead" like Nikki Haley (as she's been described by state senator Jake Knotts), but didn't like the other guy either. Instead, they relish the chance to humiliate the Democrats.

But there's an even more probable possibility. It's all one big David Letterman skit, just like his San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary gag. Someone feeds a faux Singletary ridiculous lines (that were at first accidently heard by the audience) that he then repeats. He repeats the line again, very awkwardly, even as Letterman is trying to ask another question.

It's one of the funniest things I've seen in the last couple of years and Alvin Greene's interviews take on a similar feel. The pauses. The repeating, even while the interviewer is asking a question. In fact, a little before the 5 minute mark in the Keith Olberman interview, you can here someone feeding Greene information about the candidate he defeated, Vic Rawl. I've solved the mystery.

To David Letterman, well played!

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