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

you've been served Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:19 AM
Just in the last few years it has been revealed that many communists had infiltrated the highest levels of every department of our government during the Mccarthy era just as Mccarthy claimed. They were spying just as Mccarthy claimed. This was revealed by the communist secret documents themselves released by the Russians. Many of McCarthy's "victims" turned out to be in fact communist spies, not just sympathizers. Even MSNBC covered this if only for a short time.
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....