Meek paints Greene as Eddie Haskell; are Dem primary voters Ward and June Cleaver?by George Bennett | May 18th, 2010
Cold War Pop Culture Reference Alert!! Democratic Senate hopeful Kendrick Meek’s campaign is portraying billionaire primary foe Jeff Greene as Eddie Haskell, the sycophantic Leave It To Beaver character who regularly poured on the charm for Ward and June Cleaver before perpetrating some devious scheme or act of cruelty against his pal Wally’s younger brother, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver.
If our memory of a couple hundred reruns of the show is correct, Meek is essentially asking Florida Democratic primary voters to be like Ward and June, who were generally wary of Eddie’s blandishments.
While perhaps the most memorable supporting character on Leave It To Beaver, Eddie Haskell (played by urban legend-spawning actor Ken Osmond) never got a spin-off show of his own. Meek’s campaign, however, has devoted an entire website to Greene.