Allen West is a loser and an asshole, Click here for proof. We really ought to get right on that whole "ignoring soon-to-be-former-congressman and washed-up nutcase Allen West" thing that we had been looking forward to for so long. I had already had sketched out an elaborate plan for what I was going to do with all that free time. I was going to (1) ignore Allen West, and (2) do something else instead (note: "elaborate" may be overstating things a bit, but I assure you the plan was sketched out on a high-quality piece of paper, the kind where you can see a definite texture to it, not just copy paper). But he keeps pulling me back in. He's just such a perfect representation of modern ultra-conservative Republicanism, all wrapped up in one little package of self-importance and paranoia and spite: [Crackpot radio conservative Mark Levin]: You are a national treasure. [Note: This is the actual transcript, we're not making this crap up. "National treasure," the guy says.] You are way too important to have something like this to happen and off you go. That cant happen. [Note: Merely losing an election is not enough to be rid of even the dullest, stupidest conservatives, because they have a goddamn quota or something, I don't know.] So Im really curious to know. Do you have further public service in mind, potentially? [Note: Because this is radio, we have no idea if Levin is at this point in the conversation giving West an actual backrub, but it seems likely.] [West]: The most important thing everyone has to understand is my voice is not going to be lost. Weve gotten a lot of opportunities, a lot of offers, and were going to make sure we continue to have that platform. [...] Im a warrior and Im a statesman and Im a servant of this republic. Im not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me.