Alvin Greene, the Democratic nominee for South Carolina’s upcoming senate election, tells The Guardian newspaper one of his ideas for creating jobs:
“Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It’s not something a typical person would bring up. That’s something that could happen, that makes sense. It’s not a joke.”
Well, if nothing else, Greene is getting way more earned media than any other throwaway candidate in recent memory.
He’s also making the jobs of late-night comedy show hosts increasingly easy.
Last week, Jamie Moyer set a Major League record by giving up the 506th home run of his career.
The 47-year-old Moyer passed Hall of Famer Robin Roberts when he allowed a two-run homer to Vernon Wells of the Toronto Blue Jays during an 11-2 win at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
The Phillies retrieved the milestone ball, according to MLB.com, but Moyer seemed less than impressed with the feat.
Not that literacy tests are necessarily a good thing, but if such a proposition were being considered here’s the type of question that would seem ideal for weeding out the civics-challenged:
On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which country did the United States win its independence?
About three-quarters of the 1,001 US residents queried by Marist College knew the United States declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776.