Clyburn: 'Elephant Dung' All Over SC Race

Axelrod says Alvin Greene not a 'credible candidate'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2010 11:23 AM CDT
South Carolina Democratic candidate for US Senate, Alvin M Greene, poses for a photo in Manning, SC, Wednesday, June 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
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(Newser) – Never shy, Jim Clyburn continued his campaign against South Carolina's surprise Senate candidate, Alvin Greene, telling State of the Union that "I saw in the Democratic primary elephant dung all over the place." David Axelrod chimed in, reports Politico, telling Meet the Press that "How he won the primary is a big mystery," and "I don't think until he can explain that he can be a strong, credible candidate." Elsewhere on the Sunday dial:

  • What's taking Obama so long, complains Rep. Mike Pence, when "by Day 2, everybody in America knew whose a-double-s to kick."
  • But really, the oil spill's not so bad, the governors of Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama said, with Haley Barbour again bemoaning that they'd "lost the first third of tourist season" to the media-driven perception that "the whole Gulf of Mexico is knee-deep in oil."
  • UN ambassador Susan Rice applauded new sanctions on Iran, saying "the noose is tightening."
  • She may have only been "quoting a friend," but Carly Fiorina is sorry about calling Barbara Boxer's 'do "so yesterday." "I gave people the opportunity to talk about something petty."

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