Bad news: America’s candidate indicted on obscenity charge

posted at 4:12 pm on August 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

Right at the moment when he was about to make his move on DeMint, too.

I could have handled this news in isolation, but hot on the heels of another American icon revealing a tarnished halo? Too much, too much.

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…

A Richland County grand jury indicted Greene, 32, for disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity – a felony – as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.

If convicted, Greene could face up to three years for the misdemeanor or up to five years for the felony.

Greene declined comment at his home in Manning.

I’ll bet those sinister military types who kept passing him over for promotion in favor of terrorists and communists are behind this. Semi-serious question: Should we expect a constitutional challenge here? Obscenity is a famously dodgy area of First Amendment law and doubtless the ACLU would love a little free buzz by taking on a newly high-profile client. I think they’ve got a prima facie case for acquittal, too: According to Supreme Court precedent, one of the requirements for an obscenity charge is that the material in question must lack “serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.” Does that sound like the sort of thing that Alvin Greene would have in his possession?

That’s the bad news. The good news is that he’s ramping up his campaign, replete with an address to the South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee just last night. Total elapsed time of his speech: 23 seconds. Exit quotation: “I think, in a very short time, you’re going to be seeing a very different Alvin Greene.”


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I stand with Alvin Greene

faraway on August 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

What now? Par-teeee at the Plaza!

Marcus on August 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I stand with Alvin Greene

faraway on August 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I’m Spartacus….errrr, I mean, Alvin Greene.

Doughboy on August 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student in a South Carolina college computer lab

He’s a man of the people. Other senators hide their porn from us, he just wants to share.

What’s wrong with that?

lorien1973 on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

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

I know the Dem machine does not like Greene, but something doesn’t smell right.

What was Greene doing in a Computer Lab? Other then trying to get college credits, an underage kid in a college computer lab?

It isn’t that I like this guy, but I don’t know. Something .. finger.. put on.

upinak on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

And you know what eventually happened to Spartacus.

Emperor Norton on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

it was the magnet

rob verdi on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

The charge is clearly racist.

Django on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Almost as interesting as the average episode of TEMS.

doufree on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I blame Bush.

Django on August 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

If convicted, Greene could face up to three years for the misdemeanor or up to five years for the felony.

Does the definition of misdemeanor vary from state to state? I thought it was a maximum of a year in jail.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

McConnell works at the University of South Carolina School of Music in the Center for Southern African-American Music as the gospel music ambassador

What. What?

Why does this job even exist?

Or maybe they’ve just accepted it.

It’s like sex with Kobe Bryant. You may not want Greene as your candidacy. But face it, it’s gonna happen.

lorien1973 on August 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

What a surprize! As the mean level of intellegence of the American voter continues to nose dive, we can expect more of the same. As failed schools, rotting culture, evaporating values, crumbling self reliance, and dwindling personal responsibily are continued to be promoted by the liberals, this is what to expect.

saiga on August 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

that the material in question must lack “serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.” Does that sound like the sort of thing that Alvin Greene would have in his possession?

Thanks, I spit my coffee out all over my damned screen.

To answer the question, not the Alvin Greene we’ve come to know.

How can you get coffee out of a keyboard? Anyone?

SteveMG on August 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Alvin Greene: “It’s only obscene if somebody turns you in.”

portlandon on August 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

it varies.

upinak on August 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Charlie & Maxine were unavailable for comment.

pain train on August 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

At least there is no time to nap during his speeches.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Poor Alvin had just returned from California where he had a doctors prescription for his porn materials to cure his natural urges.

faraway on August 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Now that this guy’s been indicted, I bet he could at least be mayor of D.C. In fact, this makes him a bit overqualified.

Dongemaharu on August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

What now?

This looks like a job for Frank Lautenberg.

Emperor Norton on August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

OT: Anyone seen this yet? 0.2%?!

Doughboy on August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I stand with Alvin Greene

faraway on August 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

O Captain, my Captain!

fusionaddict on August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Alvin Greene: “It’s only obscene if somebody turns you in on.”

portlandon on August 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

FIFY

pain train on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch

Potentiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal,

its a bleeding,bloody shames a tells ya,absolute pity!!!

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

A little OT, I just got banned at Huffington Post, apparently for saying that the Dem voters of SC were stupid to vote for this guy. I didn’t use that term to insult any individual or policy–it’s just a fact that the voters voted stupidly. How was it not stupid?

Oh well, speaking of stupid, they’re all over there saying this indictment is a GOP plot, as if DeMint needed the help.

juliesa on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

I know the Dem machine does not like Greene, but something doesn’t smell right.

What was Greene doing in a Computer Lab? Other then trying to get college credits, an underage kid in a college computer lab?

It isn’t that I like this guy, but I don’t know. Something .. finger.. put on.

upinak on August 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

This charge predates Greene winning the nomination. It was revealed after he won the nomination but he wasn’t officially indicted by the grand jury until today.

teke184 on August 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Oh well, speaking of stupid, they’re all over there saying this indictment is a GOP plot, as if DeMint needed the help.

Greene will still probably get 30-35% because Dems will refuse to vote for DeMint.

teke184 on August 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM

There is no way this guy is a democrat.

Indicted for pornography? His DNC membership card is all the exculpatory evidence he’ll need to beat this rap.

BobMbx on August 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Sounds fishy. Kind of last ditch effort to get rid of him by the Dems considering the candidates are certified on Monday the 16th.

ConservativePartyNow on August 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Innocent until proven guilty. And I don’t think they can convict by the 16th.

BobMbx on August 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

This calls for Theme Music-Dedicated to all those
Alvin Greene Supporters!!!!!
======================================================

Exile – Kiss you all over ( 1978 ) Long Play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-sh8V9Pzok

=================================

—————————
==================================

Or,
====

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight w/ lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiiljGtFlvM&feature=related

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Greene is just getting his legal woes like this indictment out of the way before he takes office. He’s a Dem…it’ll happen sooner or later. Why not get it over with, so he can focus, man…

JetBoy on August 13, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Does the Alvin Greene doll come with an orange inmate jumpsuit?

KeepOhioRed on August 13, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Yes, but did he make her worship an aqua buddha?

lorien1973 on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Give the man a break, who hasn’t mixed up their copy of the Federalist Papers with a copy of Teenage Nympho Cheerleaders magazine?

It’s a honest mistake.

SteveMG on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Maxine Waters and Charley Rangel have taught us that you CAN be a criminal but STILL serve your country in Congress. Go Alvin!

Mojave Mark on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Innocent until proven guilty. And I don’t think they can convict by the 16th.

BobMbx on August 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Yes. But I think they are trying to use this to get him to quit, so that they can throw in someone else at the last minute

ConservativePartyNow on August 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM

juliesa on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Suggesting anyone acted stupidly is reserved to Obama in liberal circles.

Rocks on August 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM

juliesa on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Lefties appear to be a bit thin skinned.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Oh well, speaking of stupid, they’re all over there saying this indictment is a GOP plot, as if DeMint needed the help.

juliesa on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Oh that’s funny. Think of the money DeMint is saving against this guy. If he does decide to run in 2012 – he’ll have a heck of a war chest to start with.

gophergirl on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

There’s still idiots on the Facebook comments of our local NBC affiliate insisting he was a GOP plant.

PHASE 1: Install retarded sex offender as Dem candidate
PHASE 2: ?
PHASE 3: Profit!

fusionaddict on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Oh well, speaking of stupid, they’re all over there saying this indictment is a GOP plot, as if DeMint needed the help.

juliesa on August 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

juliesa: Next time use counter-measures,you never know
when theres gonna be a *(CAP)BanHammer Airstrike,
from above!!

*(Combat Air Patrol)(snark).

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

23 seconds….wow

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

This charge predates Greene winning the nomination. It was revealed after he won the nomination but he wasn’t officially indicted by the grand jury until today.

teke184 on August 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

LOL.. thanks. This is just one person I am not keeping track of.

upinak on August 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

The Justice Dept / Erik Holder will be right on this case.

Or not.

Sir Napsalot on August 13, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight w/ lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiiljGtFlvM&feature=related

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

yes!

:)

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM
yes!

:)

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

cmsinaz: Gawd,I remember back then,they(FM)must of played
5 times a day,but,great songs!!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM

LOL.. thanks. This is just one person I am not keeping track of.

upinak on August 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

upinak: We`ve got ya covered!!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM

gophergirl on August 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Certainly couldn’t have been a S.C. GOP plot. Their performance during the primaries would suggest that they couldn’t find the a$$es with both hands.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

South Carolina has, by far, the coolest political scene of all the 57 states. The politicians and the candidates, they’re all mega whack-jobs. God Bless America…

joejm65 on August 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

cmsinaz: Gawd,I remember back then,they(FM)must of played
5 times a day,but,great songs!!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM

yepper, good times….good times

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Expect the Taiwanese group to release an animated video.

Electrongod on August 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM

With BO, on a daily basis, butt raping our children with his runaway spending and sky rocketing debt, this is hardly important news.

David in ATL on August 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Certainly couldn’t have been a S.C. GOP plot. Their performance during the primaries would suggest that they couldn’t find the a$$es with both hands.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Yep – the SC GOP is not that smart.

gophergirl on August 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

With BO, on a daily basis, butt raping our children with his runaway spending and sky rocketing debt, this is hardly important news.

David in ATL on August 13, 2010 at 4:41 PM

But it’s Friday news. After a long week – I need the laugh.

gophergirl on August 13, 2010 at 4:46 PM

23 seconds….wow

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

At least if he ever introduced legislation it wouldn’t be to tough to read it before having to vote on it. Instead of 1500 pages it would probably 15 syllables.

fourdeucer on August 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM

A man shouted out “I’ll vote for you.” A woman seconded it.

McConnell says she’ll probably end up as Greene’s campaign manager.

So we know that at least one person besides his campaign manager will vote for him.

pedestrian on August 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Give the man a break, who hasn’t mixed up their copy of the Federalist Papers with a copy of Teenage Nympho Cheerleaders magazine?

It’s a honest mistake.

SteveMG on August 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Is the new issue out yet?

BobMbx on August 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Indictment Summary
=======================

http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SKMBT_60010081313140.pdf

canopfor on August 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM

fourdeucer on August 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Good thing I don’t live in S.C., you almost sold me.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Racist decision.

I stand, too, with Alvin Green.

rickyricardo on August 13, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Is the new issue out yet?

I (ahem) assume you’re referring to the Federalist Papers?

SteveMG on August 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Well it seems that he wasn’t a plant. displaying true democrat behaviors…

phreshone on August 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM

23 seconds

This is what pr0n does to you, kids.

TexasDan on August 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

This indictment means he’ll have to write off the white Evangelical vote.

Crazy world…

SteveMG on August 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM

If the ISP doesn’t fit, you must acquit

David in ATL on August 13, 2010 at 5:11 PM

fourdeucer on August 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM

yep :)

cmsinaz on August 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Finally, a Greene movement I can support.

Sugar Land on August 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM

“Sending nude pics over the internet. Peeshaaaw! What a piker!” — Barney “Bordello” Frank

David2.0 on August 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM

“You can always buy back incriminating polaroids. What a poltroon!”–Ted “Never Let Them See You Wet” Kennedy.

David2.0 on August 13, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Alas, poor Alvin…we hardly knew yee.

joe btfsplk on August 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM

“Prosecute Alvin Greene to the fullest extent of the law!” “Now excuse me, I have a train to catch to D.C.”–Eliot “Client#9″ Spitzer.

David2.0 on August 13, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Now that this guy’s been indicted, I bet he could at least be mayor of D.C. In fact, this makes him a bit overqualified.

Dongemaharu on August 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Why not? We’ve got a HS drop out Ex-pron (not) star gonna run for Mayor of Wasilla. Should fly.

44Magnum on August 13, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Yes, I intentionally mis-spelled porn star.

44Magnum on August 13, 2010 at 5:33 PM

“What Alvin was doing….really……was arranging a harmless cage match with the young lady.”– Eric “The Groper” Massa.

David2.0 on August 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Bubba Greene- it wasn’t srimp.

justltl on August 13, 2010 at 5:42 PM

What now?

Congress for 6 years, followed by a run at the Presidency. He’ll fit in.

Holger on August 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Alvin Greene is your typical democrat. If elected he will fit right in with the rest of the democrats in Congress and the Senate. This is normally an enhancement on their resume. Alvin Greene stands a good chance of getting elected in S.C. Look, they elected Lindsey Graham again.

flintstone on August 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Guess this means Alvin will not become a “Mamma Grizzly” /sarc

Dire Straits on August 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Guess this means Alvin will not become a “Mama Grizzly” /sarc

Dire Straits on August 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Sorry for typo..:)

Dire Straits on August 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM

.

Can he be included in the draining of the swamp?

.

papa_giorgio on August 13, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Darn it, this might really impede his challenge to Obama for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination. But on the plus side, now he’ll fit right in with Congressional Democrats.

ChrisB on August 14, 2010 at 9:32 AM