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Mention of Allen West for lieutenant governor launches Dem fundraising appeal

by George Bennett | May 14th, 2013

JUPITER — Gov. Rick Scott has offered few clues about who he’ll name as his lieutenant governor or how soon he’ll fill the post, which has been vacant since Jennifer Carroll resigned in March.

When a Tampa radio interviewer brought up former Rep. Allen West‘s name last week, Scott called West “a great American and a great patriot… he’d be a great lieutenant governor.”

That led Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux to send out a fundraising appeal today in hopes of capitalizing on lingering Democratic distaste for the conservative firebrand who lost his congressional seat last year.

“I need your help keep Rick Scott from hiring Allen West. It’s time to send both of them packing for good,” Areceneaux’s e-mail says.

Scott, asked today about filling the lieutenant governor’s job, said “we’ll start looking” now that the legislative session is over. Asked if he is considering West, Scott said, “I have not talked about who I’m considering. I’ve been asked about Congressman West and (said) he’s a great individual and he was very successful in Washington.”

69 Responses to “Mention of Allen West for lieutenant governor launches Dem fundraising appeal”

  1. David Says:

    He won’t pick West. West is a conservative, dresses better and is a man’s man and he is smart enough to refuse.

  2. Playas Says:

    How silly . Politics are such b . S.

    Just playing us or money.

  3. Bito Says:

    David, Keep dreaming, Demented West can`t wait to get back in to the political arena, TRICKY RICK SNOT would be a bigger MORON to even consider him for office, He is up for re-election, This would for sure seal his loss, He knows his foot is out the door come 2014.

  4. ro Says:

    Oh please, we just got rid of him. Remember how he wouldn’t let go? The last thing we need is Allen West in any office.

  5. Tea Lady Says:

    Governor Scott knows that The Great State of Florida is a Tea Party State! As such, Governor Scott will want to appoint someone who understands The Pillars of Pro$perity:
    * Free Markets
    * Fiscal Responsibility
    * Constitutionally Limited Government

    Indeed, We The People are TEA:

    Let’s all rally around Governor Scott as he looks forward to another election victory! =)

    Join The Tea Party! We understand fundamental economics, and the Biblical Values upon which Western Civilization is founded! =)

  6. Hank Shae Says:

    Liberal racists who believe they own blacks will be fired up.

  7. Soylent Green Says:

    Please flush the toilet.

  8. GOP = Lousy Values Says:

    Please, please Rick Scott, do pick West as your running mate as it will be the nail in your re-election coffin! You will be assuring your lose in the next election. And Teabagger B.S. artist, don’t forget to take your meds and do keep dreaming. You always provide a good laugh everytime you post!

  9. OBIWAN Says:

    I suspect Allen West is making more $$ private and needs to do so for his success shot.

    Still… Lt Governor doesn’t require very many public appearances?

    Do we have a rule you must replace a Black with a Black? If a woman is he limited to that gender? some of us can’t understand all the new rules?

    Dems sure have a hard time keeping all their black folk on their Generational Poverty Welfare plantation with intelligent, successful Allen West and Jennifer Carrol types running loose?

  10. kelly Says:

    obiwan, my guess is Allen West isn’t making much money at all on his internet TV show. He’s probably living off government pensions and his wife’s income.

  11. Greg Says:

    allen west is a one hit wonder and a political hack. except for an occasional tirade, we have heard the last of him. i sincerely hope the days of winning an election by jumping on the bandwagon are over. he is neither a hero nor a patriot. he is a coward and a liar.

  12. Char Says:

    Well said Soylent Green….

  13. Cranky Yankee Says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! We’ll it would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic-the tea partiers hanging on with dear life to West as if he has something, anything to offer. As for people like Obiwan, you have no life, no intellect, nothing, that’s why you have to resort to misanthropic allegory to make your case.

  14. Dee Says:

    I agree, Rich Scott put the last nail in your re-election coffin. Alan West will insure you are a one term govnuh

  15. Grammar Guy Says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if this governor, who claims to be interested in education, would have said, “I have not talked about WHOM I’m considering?” Live by example.

  16. Aubrey Says:

    Excellent choice! Col West makes pasty libs quake in their booties. Libs, soooo silly.

  17. Insanity on the March Says:

    Rick knows how much he is hated, bring Allen West as his lt. gov would seal Scott’s fate as a one term gov. Tea Lady, keep up your delusions. The TEA party is kaput!

  18. Rattle the Cage Says:

    It would be a wonderful choice. Can you see Col. West debating Two-Faced Charlie Crist, the Democratic Darling?

  19. Waz Says:

    I thought we exported this loser to Georgia. They must have sent him back.

  20. npgator Says:

    West would be a fine choice! You libs are still in denial about all the corruption going on under Obama but it won’t go away and kill Hillary good bye!

  21. Tom Says:

    Gifts for the Dems = West and Limbaugh.

  22. Shield Says:

    Lying and corruption = Obama.

  23. RealAngst Says: we are NOT a Tea Party State, you nimrods have done more to hurt the Republican Party than our so called leaders and frankly madam, your religion has NOTHING to do with my political choices.

  24. Aunties Obi GGG BSPatrol Says:

    Jesus Shield, get some tutoring from vitriol master Obi-won/Obiwan/Obi-one/BS-Patrol/PadreKatz/kenobe/DuneDawg et alia
    You can’t even format a simple insult. Should’ve been
    Lying + Corruption = Obama …not that format would’ve made it credible…yet. We’ll see whether Benghazi was malfeasance or just standard political spin and if IRS was just trying to reduce the deficit (a good thing) by FINALLY getting a handle on runaway phony religious/political nonprofits (another good thing) or orchestrated retaliation(a usually right wing bad thing).
    And speaking of insults, you are right, CrankyY, but that post held the fewest insults
    Obi-won/Obiwan/Obi-one/BS-Patrol/PadreKatz/kenobe/DuneDawg et alia
    has spewn in a while.
    Plus the more he glorifies his fellow, documented, angry right wing loons West and Carroll, the easier it is to pigeonhole him with Tea Lady.

  25. Dee Says:

    @Shield no actually it should be
    Lying and corruption = George W Bush and Dick Cheney,Carl Rove et al.

    George W Bush ignored the warnings regarding 911> He created this horrible mess we all must contend with. He can’t leave the good old US of A for fear of war crime charges.

  26. jac Says:

    Wow we couldn’t have wished for a better choice. Was Rush Limbaugh too busy? By the the way we Wished we Had Free Markets in this nation . We have made our Rich and Big Business Lazy with handouts of tax cuts and incentives.The Wealthy Welfare that ruined this nation since Ronald Reagan was elected in. How many have gotten rich of the government?

  27. Ted the Nimble Says:

    Our great leader…out campaigning when our ambassador and service men get killed, his minions targeting conservatives with the full force of the IRS. Yes that the great Barak Husseain!

  28. Aunties Obi GGG BSPatrol Says:

    So Teddy,

    You think rolling out that already-old transparently racist canard that Our President is a Kenyan citizen/Muslim follower
    ADDS to your credibility?

    Neither nimble nor quick of you, Teddy.

  29. Hank Shae Says:

    Obama is the most corrupt lying President in the history of the United States. He should be in prison.

  30. Meg Says:

    Whatever the lead article concerns itself with, there will always be the Bush bashing rants. Strange really. What’s the point? The present Administration has been in place for five years now, did ya notice? When one cannot defend the WH, then Spin or bash Bush. Bush bashers will be around forever, sad and boring. It’s really getting old.

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