by Scott Creighton

Alvin Greene is pretending to be an idiot. He is doing it because someone doesn’t want a strong populist democrat like Vic Rawls running against Jim DeMint in South Carolina for his seat in the United States Senate. Jim DeMint is a strong neoliberal senator who can’t wait to vote to hand over social security to the Wall Street bankers. During an interview with Manuel Roig-Franzia of the Washington Post, Greene put on this little show…

Greene “shining a negative light on our state” is the lead story. The news report says he has not entered a plea or been indicted in connection with the obscenity charge. Greene asks: “I have not been indicted? Indicted? What does that mean?” His brother explains that a charge and an indictment are different things. He nods.

“I’m on the not-guilty side of things,” Greene says. “I have to be. I mean, I mean, I mean. I have no comment, I mean.”

… “Folks should be given a chance to correct themselves. Somebody could just be trying to get somebody in trouble. You see, somebody, you know — you just can’t work around somebody. It’s hard. I’m just trying to talk about something, frankly. I’m just trying to talk from my perspective. People should be friendly. I mean, leave it alone.”

Alvin Greene’s "Being Threre" performance is wearing a little thin.

Alvin Greene received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Political Science in 2000 and he rose to the position of Intelligence Specialist during his military career.

The University of South Carolina confirms that Greene graduated in 2000 with a degree in political science. The Pentagon confirms that he served in the Army, and in the Army and Air Force national guards. Although Greene has not boasted of winning awards, the Pentagon says he was granted the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal. MSNBC

A man holding a degree in political science doesn’t know what an indictment is? You think?