Interview with Rep. Allen West

One of the new representatives of the forthcoming Congress who won in the November Revolution is US Army (retired) Lt. Col, Rep Allen West (R-FL), one of two Republican black members of the House.

Deborah Solomon of the New York Times had a few snarky questions for West; he quickly put her down. Here is a sample but really, you should read the whole thing for learning, for enjoyment, for pride, for hope for the new 112th Congress.

Do you consider President Obama a good leader?

Not really.


Even though you're a Republican, did you feel a sense of pride when President Obama was elected?

I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing. This country needs a good leader, and I don't care if he's purple or green but yes, there are some people that saw in him a sense of pride.


You haven't started your new job. But you probably feel ready to retire.

No. I have not yet begun to fight, as John Paul Jones said.

I repeat: read the whole thing.