Alvin Greene Pitches Alvin Greene Dolls

Senate candidate says idea could create jobs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 6:04 PM CDT
South Carolina Democratic candidate Alvin Greene.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

(Newser) – A reporter for Britain's Guardian newspaper visited Alvin Greene in South Carolina and left "as baffled as when I arrived" about the Senate candidate. One snippet in particular is drawing the most attention, and ridicule, for the political novice: Greene said one way he could create jobs as senator was to have people make "little action dolls" that look like him.

"Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays," he said. "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."

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