South Carolina's came-out-of-nowhere Democratic Senate nominee, Alvin Greene, surfaced this week wearing a T-shirt with a message with which even those who don't take him seriously can agree. It says simply: "South Carolina . . . We Don't Make These Things Up."
Greene sported the T-shirt this week at a Rotary Club event in Aiken, S.C., according to the Associated Press
The T-shirt was designed by Rotary Club President Owen Clary, who was inspired not only by Greene's improbable candidacy, but by Gov. Mark Sanford's disappearance to visit an Argentine woman with whom he was having an affair, and the notoriety gained by Republican Rep. Joe Wilson who yelled "You lie!"
at President Obama during an address to Congress last year on health care reform.
Clary had been sending the shirts out to South Carolina politicians, and Greene repaid the favor by sending him a "Greene Senate" shirt. Clary then invited Greene to Aiken, where each wore the other's creation.