It’s Friday, ya bastids!
Last night the mystery Democratic Senate candidate from South Carolina , Alvin Green, was interviewed on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown. I don’t know if this guy was a Republican plant, but he’s clearly a plant… in the sense that he has the verbal skills of a potted azalea. The Democrats would be better off running a potted fern against Jim DeMint. On the other hand, a potted fern would make a better Senator than Jim DeMint.
Last night Green basically kept his mouth shut and avoided answering any questions. I hope Sharron Angle was taking notes. South Carolina Senator James Clyburn wants an investigation into who paid for Green’s candidacy. Clyburn says he had a feeling that “something was going on in South Carolina that was untoward.” The first clue? It’s South Carolina ! Looking for something untoward in South Carolina politics is like looking for something oily in the Gulf of Mexico .
Speaking of which, new estimates essentially doubled the amount of oil believed to be leaking into the gulf. The new estimates are 25,000 to 30,000 barrels a day. To put those numbers into perspective, that means that the REAL numbers are probably twice even that. If you want to get a handle on how much oil is leaking into the gulf, take a dozen estimates… and then add them all together. You’ll probably come up with a number that approaches the real amount. On the upside, it turns out that there’s a lot more oil reserves under the Gulf of Mexico than anybody ever imagined. Unfortunately, they’re not staying under the Gulf of Mexico .>>> MORE