In an age in which American politicians seem to be competing with one another to break the bank on crazy and stupid, on the delusional and the merely silly, Allen West has consistently displayed one of the greatest talents in the competition.
“Former Congressman,” or “one-term member of the House of Representatives,” these titles do not do him justice. “Torture enthusiast” adds a dimension, and is appropriate, but he is so much more.
He is the black canary in the coal mine of Neo-Conservative/Neo-Liberal, Republican/Democrat, monetist, corporate-supremacist post-democracy in America. He is missing from the 113th Congress, but he can still be found on Fox News for those who still have patience for such things.