The Palmetto Files

“Longshot Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was indicted Friday on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student in a South Carolina college computer lab.” [AP/MSNBC]

“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.” [Guardian UK, via Political Wire]

The truth may be out there about South Carolina Mystery Candidate Alvin Greene, but darn if anyone can find it. Jim Clyburn, who singlehandedly keeps SC from being a total loss to the Republic, has called for an investigation into whether Greene’s a plant, and an SC pol has helpfully explained what went wrong:

State Sen. Robert Ford, D-Charleston, who lost his gubernatorial bid Tuesday, said race could have played a role. The Democratic primary electorate is majority black, as is Greene, but not [Senate primary opponent] Rawl. “Vic Rawl had money, but he didn’t have enough. He wasn’t able to identify himself with black voters,” Ford said. “No white folks have an ‘e’ on the end of Green. The blacks after they left the plantation couldn’t spell, and they threw an ‘e’ on the end.”

Er, sorry. We’re supposed to say something clever here, but our jaw just rolled under the table.

Clyburn calls for probe in Senate race [Charleston Post and Courier, via Political Wire]

Guy walks into the South Carolina state Demrat office, lays down a check for $10,400 to file for the senate primary, doesn’t campaign or anything — hell, he lives with his parents — and wins.

After which everyone learns he has a past:

South Carolina’s surprise Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is facing a pending felony charge.

Court records show 32-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge carries up to five years in prison.

Greene said he had no comment when asked about the charge Wednesday and hung up on a reporter.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you South Carolina: Just when you think they’ve exhausted their crazy, they just keep getting better.

Surprise SC Senate candidate has charge pending [AP]

This is Real Fishy [TPM]

Who Is Alvin Greene? [Mother Jones]