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(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Greene (SC Dem Senate Candidate) indicted on obscenity charges

What is wrong with the Democrat voters of South Carolina? You would have thought they would have wanted a better candidate to run against the popular Senator DeMint (R-SC). Doubt if the National Democrat Senatorial Committee had planned to spend much money in this race in the beginning. Now they have a much larger problem as Greene has now been indicted.

What are the Democrats going to do? Allow him to remain on the ballot and not say anything or try to remove him at which time it sets off a firestorm. Remember a certain party in 2006 and 2008 that labeled Republicans the Party of Corruption when some scandals broke. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

How many Congressional Democrats have decided not to run with a scandal hanging over them? We know two of them with Ethics Charges are fighting the ethics charges to stay in office -- Cong Rangel and Waters. A long time Democrat Rep was turned out in Detroit last month in the primary because of problems with her son, the Mayor of Detroit. Voters in Michigan had it with the family and corruption.

Greene indicted on obscenity charges
By Steve Brusk, CNN
Aug 13, 2010

(CNN) -- U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, a political unknown who became the surprise winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on obscenity charges.

Greene was indicted on one felony count of "disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity," according to the Richland County clerk of courts.

He was also indicted on a misdemeanor count of "communicating an obscene message to another person without consent."

Greene told CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston that his lawyer "is dealing" with the indictments.

Greene was charged by police last November with showing pornographic material to a female University of South Carolina student on a computer in the school's library.

The alleged incident occurred on November 4.

Greene, according to a report from university police, told the student "to look at his computer screen."

The alleged victim claimed she told Greene that the image displayed on the screen "was offensive and not funny."

She also claimed Greene asked if he could come to her room.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/13/greene.indicted/index.html?hpt=T1

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