Senate candidate Jeff Greene has taken a beating in the national press this week for all the mayhem that has occurred aboard his 145-foot yacht, the Summerwind. Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson told Sports Illustrated that he spent one of the most debauched periods of his mega-debauched life aboard Greene's yacht during a 2005 European party cruise. Tyson describes a night in Amsterdam with a "big rock of cocaine" and naked women cavorting on the yacht with rugby players.
A zero-tolerance policy for discrimination based on sexual or legal humiliation:
Some yacht owners are too stuck up to risk being caught hosting such disgraced ladies as Heidi Fleiss, Paris Hilton
, or Lindsay Lohan
. Not Greene. When Fleiss is Greene's guest, she's not the former Hollywood pimp to the stars; she's a "businesswoman." Hilton is not a serial sex-tape maker, just as Lohan is not a drug-addled, probation-violating headcase. Rather, they're "friends." And just so it's clear, Greene isn't a hard partier; he's just hypersensitive to the plight of fallen celebrities. As he says on his website
One of the things people should know about me is that I believe in redemption. I always do what I can to help someone who is down or hurting.
Instead of Summerwind, maybe the yacht should have been named Redemption. Or just: Rehab.