Alvin Greene has so far waged a mostly peaceful campaign in his quest to defeat Jim DeMint and become South Carolina’s next senator. But the savage bellowing he directed at various members of the media may indicate that he plans to change tactics, and a recent incident in Oconee County is bringing his new plans into better focus. If the scuffle that one of his vicious enforcers instigated in a restaurant is any indication, he may be exchanging Lao Tzu’s Daoist teachings for Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Will any of his enemies still be alive at the end of the inevitable murderous rampage? Probably not.
If there is one place in South Carolina where shit inevitably gets real, it is Jimmy’s Restaurant in Seneca.
Oconee County Democratic Party officials asked Greene, 32, to speak at their monthly meeting Saturday at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Seneca. But that invitation was rescinded after the unemployed military veteran was indicted Aug. 13 on a felony charge of showing pornography to a college student.
On Tuesday, Seneca Police Chief John Covington said that Greene showed up at the meeting anyway and a woman with him got into an argument with people at the restaurant.
Party officials called police, who say the owner of the restaurant kicked out the pair and ended the party’s meeting. No charges were filed, and police say no tickets were issued.
According to a police report, the woman who arrived with Greene, Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman, also accused county party chairwoman Marilyn Hemingway of “being out to get her” but did not elaborate.
This is the new, active Alvin Greene. Instead of refusing to campaign, he now campaigns even in times and places where he has been asked not to do so. Instead of having no staff, he has staff members with awesome names like “Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman,” who are not afraid to get all up in someone’s grill if they don’t give Alvin Greene the respect he deserves. Welcome to Phase II of the Greene campaign. It will be terrifying. [Charlotte Observer]