Monday, April 23, 2012

The Political Crystal Ball Strikes Again

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Four years ago on this blog I went out on a limb and predicted the selection of Sarah Palin for John McCain's running mate. I realize it's a bit early but here comes my crystal ball again and it's begging me to tell all. Here goes...

Has anyone ever heard of Allen West? Just kidding. Of course we have. With so many people jockeying for position in a potential Romney Administration and dozens of names being bandied about for Vice President, Colonel West comes to mind. He's Conservative, a former Lieutenant Colonel and Veteran of the Middle East conflict, and a current Florida Congressman. And Col. West, being from Atlanta, also brings in many Southern voters. In other words, he's everything Omama and Biden are NOT. And best of all he doesn't take any shit from anyone. Allen West is a refreshing change from the average politician. He always speaks the truth no matter who it pisses off.

As a candidate would Col. West be trashed by the Lame Stream Media as was Sarah Palin? You can bet they'd try. We could expect the scrutiny of emails, past indiscretions no matter how trivial and a thorough trashing of his Military service, especially the incident that ended his Military career. That incident was the interrogation of Iraqi police officer Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, suspected of having critical information on terrorist activities. Col. West held a gun to the head of Hamoodi and threatened to shoot him if he didn't divulge pertinent information. Col West later stated his actions were in support of his troops. The incident ended his Military career although he was allowed to retire with full benefits. From Col West, when asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances again, West replied, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."

So - if the criteria for being a Vice President is idiocy, verbal gaffes, lies so ridiculous Ray Charles could see through them, and a host of other blunders, then Joe Biden is your man. But - if one prefers integrity, service to our Country, and the ability to speak the truth, no matter how inconvenient it may be, then Allen West gets my vote. 

Last but not least: should the unthinkable happen I would trust this man with my life and as our President and Commander In Chief of our Military. Can anyone honestly say the same thing about Joe Biden? 

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