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Allen West Exit Interview: "Lincoln Only Served One Term"

Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:28 AM
Even if he has no idea, the rest of us know that Allen West has virtually nothing in common with Abe Lincoln, none the least of which is that Lincoln was actually re-elected, unlike (thankfully) Mr. West. Perhaps he can find a line of work in which being so eager to be wrong will be a benefit.
In a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious interview with Michel Martin of NPR, GOP Congressman Allen West discussed his time in Congress, his adverse relationship with the media, and his tough re-election defeat. He also dropped a surprising analogy at the end of the interview that may portend a future run for higher office.

Most of the interview is a must-read, but West's exposition of his difficult re-election campaign is of particular interest:

I'm saying when you sit up and call a 22-year veteran - look. My father served in World War II, my brother in Vietnam....