At the moment, we're waiting for news on what, exactly, the mysterious white powder sent to Allen West's office might be. Anthrax? Ajax? High-grade cocaine to fortify West's body for grueling battles against liberal Islamofascinazies?
Probably not the latter. West doesn't seem like a partier, and the white stuff came packed with a threatening letter. Obviously, the powder sent to West's office signifies something much less friendly: an attempt by somebody with extremely strong anti-Westian feelings to scare the man or hurt him.
Of course, neither will be accomplished, and whatever antidemocratic numbskull sent the thing has given West a brilliant new applause line at rallies.
It'll go something like this:
I stared down bullets in Iraq, and I've stared down anthrax threats at home. But I'm not backing down!
I've been shot at. I've been in a war zone. Somebody thinks a little bit of white powder's gonna keep me from speaking the truth? They're out of their minds.
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Oh, goodness, the people will love it.
So, to the asshole who mailed the stuff: Thanks! You're a criminal and a fool, and you've just given Rep. West the opportunity to make anybody who doesn't like him look like a terror sympathizer. Enjoy your jail time.