ALVIN GREENE HAS A JOBS IDEA…. In South Carolina, Alvin Greene has withstood pressure and remains the actual Democratic nominee for the Senate. This week, he talked a bit about the kind of job-creation efforts he’d like to see implemented. (via Taegan Goddard)

“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.”

Sadly, I believe him — he’s probably quite serious.

It’s probably not surprising that Greene, who participated in a variety of truly bizarre post-primary interviews, is starting to tire of the process.

The days after Greene won the Democratic primary by a 30,000-vote landslide, he welcomed reporters into his home. He spoke to The Associated Press for the better part of an hour. A Washington Post reporter wrote he spent more than three hours with Greene, his father and brother.

But Greene didn’t say much, repeating talking points and deflecting any questions about his past, like his “involuntary” discharge from the military after 13 years of service or who was backing his campaign.

After dozens of interviews, the candidate has begun to shun reporters, wearily asking what the story is going to be about and sometimes refusing to talk.

Two weeks ago, Greene asked the same AP reporter he’d welcomed into his home to leave, saying he was “a busy man” and repeating “Go! Go! Go! Go!” while avoiding eye contact.

Oh my.

Steve Benen

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