The Cover Of Allen West’s New Book Is Terrific, We Can’t Wait To Laugh At The Mere Idea Of Reading It

Posted: November 16, 2013 in Allen West, Right Wing Kooks, Wingnuts
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The Cover Of Allen West’s New Book Is Terrific, We Can’t  Wait To Laugh At The Mere Idea Of Reading It

Allen West - Caricature

by Alex  Ruthrauff

'My Life as a Self-Regarding Dick' by Allen West Wow, how could this cover of Allen West’s probably terrible new book be any  better? More eagles, maybe, like a live one excreting digested fish sludge on  Allen West’s head. That’s good luck, we hear! Oh, it could be a Blingee! With  pictures of guns and dancing aliens smoking marijuana, yes!

Also wow: the title and subtitle. It’s generally considered bad form to  proclaim oneself to be something so lofty as a “Guardian of the Republic” unless  Princess Leia said you could, just like it’s bad form to be in the army and fire  your gun next to a prisoner’s head to scare him and get kicked out of the army  because of it, but just try and tell that to Allen West.

Even better is the subtitle “An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family,  and Freedom.” We don’t know  much about ronins (sp?) but weren’t they dishonored goons, mercenaries, and  often criminals? It’s a strange word choice, but West’s co-author puts that down  to West’s “encyclopedic knowledge”:

Despite the unfamiliar word in the subtitle, Hickford said, “It’s not an  academic work. It’s definitely in his voice. Anyone who’s ever heard him speak  in person knows how conversational he is. His voice definitely comes through in  the book.

(Don’t worry, conservatives, Allen West’s book, the cover of which has Allen  West posed on an eagle-bedecked motorcycle, is “not an academic work.”)

“He writes the majority of everything,” [Hickford] said. “He has a very, very  strong voice and points that he wants to put across.” The editing process  typically involves “making it clear to the average reader. He has an  encyclopedic knowledge of history and military details, and sometimes for the  reader there’s an assumption that you know all those things.”

For example, Allen West might assume that you know he’s not an anti-Semite,  so he’ll just go ahead and use his very, very strong voice to yell that a female  staff member at his former PJ Media job was being a “Jewish American Princess”. It’s totally understandable.  Also totally understandable is why Allen West might want to sell some books: it  is because he lost his job for not being a terrible Jew hater, and he likes  money.

We look forward to the sequel: “The Not And Never King: An American  Footnote’s Journey to Realizing He Should Just Go Away.”

[Sun Sentinel / Wikipedia]

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