Joyce Kaufman, the south Florida talk-radio host and new incoming chief of staff for Rep.-elect Allen West (R-FL) has made an auspicious debut in her staff work: Calling outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "garbage."
As The Hill
Joyce Kaufman, the incoming chief of staff to Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), said: "Over these months I have been blessed to form very wonderful relationships with the West family. I looked at this family and [told] myself, 'How do you not fight and put them up on the pedestal when we've got this garbage up on the pedestal now, people like Nancy Pelosi?'"
Kaufman, a conservative South Florida radio personality, made the comments on her show Tuesday.
Still, the idea of Kaufman going to work as a Capitol Hill staffer and calling Pelosi "garbage" does seem like an improvement over her previous plan of action against the Dems if the GOP had lost -- going into the backwoods and organizing an armed rebellion.
West defeated two-term incumbent Democrat Ron Klein, by a margin of 54%-46%, after having previously lost to Klein by 55%-45% in 2008. His time in Washington, whether brief or lengthy, has the potential to be very interesting. Just consider that he built his conservative political career on the torture-related incident that ended his tenure in the military.