You wouldn't necessarily expect political correctness from a political rookie like Jeff Greene, who hangs out with the likes of convicted rapist Mike Tyson and prostitution ringleader Heidi Fleiss, and Democratic Senate rival Kendrick Meek is drawing attention to some cringe-worthy quotes.
In a profile in The Washington Post, Greene said "I'm not an expert on Muslims" in response to a question at the Wynmoor Democratic Club in Coconut Creek. But he added that anyone who knows anything about the Koran knows that it contains "all kinds of this crazy stuff. And unfortunately that's motivating a lot of these extremists."
The Post also reported that when Greene handed a staffer a stack of business cards he collected while campaining, he said, "I want to call every one of those people," adding that one of the cards was that of an 87-year-old magician. "His trick is that he's going to be able to live through the show."
He called Fleiss a "businesswoman" and defended her by saying, "Look, she's a Jewish girl; her dad's a pediatrician."
And in a Wall Street Journal story today, Greene hints that white voters won't support Meek, who is black. "Kendrick Meek is unelectable," Mr. Greene says, noting that with "a lot of the demographics, I will do much better than Kendrick Meek."