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Allen West's Incoming Chief Of Staff Calls Pelosi 'Garbage'

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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.