I still cannot get over the Alvin Greene thing. In the comments thread on that post, Godsauce tries to argue that this is a legitimate outcome from a primary election. Incredible argument! You have to be kidding, though, right, Godsauce? I mean, politics are complicated, or whatever, but as a human being alive in the world in 2010, I find it inconceivable that an unemployed felony defendant with absolutely no campaign visibility whatsoever simply “won” a primary election in the race for the United States Senate. Come on! Give me a break! I’m not saying that he is for sure a Republican plant, or that it was a concerted and magically-discrete “get out the vote” campaign in a state that doesn’t require party-registration in its primary elections, but the idea that this is simply a thing that happens seems, basically, impossible. The only check that he ever wrote from his checking account (which has $114 in it) was to get his name on the ballot?! “Normal” — Godsauce. The weirdest part, of course, is how badly Alvin Greene seems to wish he wasn’t involved in the race at all, and yet how resolutely he refuses to drop out. I am telling you, this whole thing is an incredible mystery.
Speaking of comments and arguments and politics and mysteries: after the jump, the five Highest Rated Comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated Comment, the winner of this week’s Sad Keanu Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice:
This Week’s Highest Rated Comments
Ed. note: As you can see, the special acknowledgement of this week’s Caption Contest winner is presented as part of our regular acknowledgement programming, since the Caption Comment dominated this week’s Ball. (Congratulations, Abalogariz. You earned it!) Good work, everyone. Sad Keanu is so sad it’s crazy!
This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment
Ed. note: If this is the Lowest Rated Comment of the week, then we must have had a VERY friendly week! I will also reiterate my sentiments of last week’s Monsters’ Ball (and then I will stop iterating this, because at a certain point we must move forward) but it is nice to see a certain someone’s long-standing reign over this section come to an end, and it is also nice to see that same person become a more positive and interesting member of the commenting community!
This Week’s Editor’s Choice
Ed. note: Amen.