‘Nuts!’ — Allen West channels World War II general in reply to Muslim groupby George Bennett | August 16th, 2011
West’s response, on congressional stationery: “NUTS!”
CAIR South Florida Director Nezar Hamze (recipient of West’s “Don’t try to blow sunshine up my butt” admonition at a February town hall meeting) seemed puzzled by the response and told a Miami TV station that West should “stop the schoolboy insults.”
The Miami New Times reported today that West’s office “has yet to explain to New Times what the congressman meant.”
West watchers shouldn’t be surprised. The 22-year Army veteran regularly peppers his speeches with military references from ancient Greece to Vietnam. West referred to at least five Union generals by name in recounting a Battle of Gettysburg story to tea partyers Monday night.
And West frequently mentions World War II Army Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, who was immortalized during the Battle of the Bulge for his one-word reply to a surrender demand from the Germans.
McAuliffe’s response: “Nuts!”