Friday, July 9, 2010

Alvin Greene wants a Toy Story

Richard Adams's blog

Guardian interview with Senate candidate Alvin Greene reveals his economic policy: making Alvin Greene action dolls
 
Barack and Michelle Obama action figures
Life on the doll: Alvin Greene's plan for getting America back to work. (Pictured are Michelle and Barack Obama action figures from 2008.) Photograph: Reuters

My colleague Ed Pilkington makes the trip to South Carolina to interview the now famous Alvin Greene about his bizarre US Senate candidacy and Democratic primary election victory. Ed does unearth this gem from Greene's fertile brain:

It is clear, too, in the course of the two hours I spend with Greene that he has some pretty wacky ideas that, were he to win in November, would put him among the more unpredictable members of the Senate. At one point, he lurches off on his big idea for how to create jobs in South Carolina.

"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."

Except that those sorts of things – plastic childrens' toys – are all made in China these days.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/jul/07/alvin-greene-dolls-south-carolina

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