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Allen West Intern Fired Over Gay-Friendly Retweet

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Apparently Rep. Allen West can't keep around an intern that's friendly with the gays.

Roll Call is reporting that West's unnamed male intern -- who retweeted a Twitter post from the gay-themed New York band Scissor Sisters that was originally discovered by New Times -- has been canned.

West was reportedly with his staff in Fort Lauderdale while the interns were running the show at his office in Washington, D.C.

Here's the original tweet -- which was quickly deleted from Rep. West's page -- signed by the band's lead singer, "Ana Matronic," making reference to comedian Tracy Morgan's antigay rant during a show in Nashville, Tennessee, a couple of weeks ago:

The West camp quickly issued a tweet apologizing for being gay-friendly the mistake before deleting the retraction too.

To make things worse for West and his intern, Scissor Sisters then sent out a tweet to their 76,000-plus followers, thanking the congressman for his support with a link to the New Times story.

Happy trails, intern.



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