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

mlund Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:20 PM
People wouldn't spend so much time and effort if Gerrymandering wasn't highly effective. Redrawing districts to chase pesky black men out of office has been a Democrat tradition since the end of the Civil War.
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....