Allen West Sends Letter to Michele Bachmann, Says Everglades Drilling "Absolutely Off Limits"

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GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is about to receive a letter from one of those "radical environmentalists" she so loathes -- Rep. Allen West.

In a letter dated yesterday, West writes that he was "troubled" by the interview in which Bachmann said she'd be open to drilling in the Everglades, and although he doesn't go full-hippie, he lets Bachmann know that raping the Everglades is a definite no-no.

"Please be assured that I strongly support an all-of-the-above energy approach that includes development of natural gas, clean coal, other alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal, as well as American produced oil," West writes. "I believe safe and responsible offshore drilling is an important part of a comprehensive energy plan, however, drilling in the Everglades should be absolutely off limits."

West said two weeks ago that he was going to "straighten her out" over her position on the Everglades, but he didn't quite do it in typical West fashion.

He writes that Bachmann "may not fully understand the importance of the Everglades" since she's from Minnesota but says that it's very important that any presidential candidate is committed to restoration and preservation of the 'Glades.

West then gets into a few paragraphs that read like an informational pamphlet to attempt to school Bachmann on the plant and wildlife species in the Everglades, as well as the support from people to restore and maintain the area and the fact that 6 million people get their drinking water from the area.

He also says he'd be "pleased" to set up a meeting between Bachmann and Florida Wildlife Commissioner Ron Bergeron, as you can see in the letter below:

Allen West Letter to Michele Bachmann

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Sancarlos8 20 2003
Sancarlos8 20 2003

It's Lt. Col. West, [Politically Correct (Bush -era, neo-con)] under-the-radar war crimes escapee. Didn't think he even deserved 2 months of half pay for what he oversaw and did. Got caught because his CO got in a crack over something else.You're right. If they did find OIL, they'd be all over it.

Carlos Espanolo
Carlos Espanolo

It's Lt. Col. West, [Politically Correct (Bush -era, neo-con)] under-the-radar war crimes escapee. Didn't think he even deserved 2 months of half pay for what he oversaw and did. Got caught because his CO got in a crack over something else.You're right. If they did find OIL, they'd be all over it.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

I would pay an enormous sum of money just to see Congressman West meet instead with Ms. Bachman's husband.

And listen to them discuss strategies of invasion.

Stefan Kamph
Stefan Kamph

A meeting between West, Bachmann, and Ron Bergeron. I would love to be there.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

West might not have gone "full hippy", but he definitely went "full retard" years ago and everyone knows you never go full retard.

kappadon
kappadon

The Right Wingers and Tea Partiers in Texas are crying for Federal Assistance now that it's their homes and land that is being ravaged by disaster, Let's see if good ol Rick Perry turn down the assistance to verify his stance on not needing the Federal Goverment involved in Texas what a bunch of HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!!!

davidcameron
davidcameron

Michele Bachmann is my choice to be elected as President in 2012.

She is a great lady and will fare so much better that Obama

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Why do conservatives lack the put-yourself-in-someone-else's-shoes gene?  They only change their opinion when something directly affects them.  They're incapable of abstract thought.

- Dick Cheney has a gay daughter so he's okay with gay marriage.- Nancy Reagan's husband might benefit from stem cell research so she's for stem cell research.- My dickhead co-worker's house is upside-down so he's for federal assistance for homeowners.

You could go on and on with this shit.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Dude.

It's not about oil.  It's about lithium.  The $1T in the Afghan hills or the $TTTT down in the mountains of South America.

Lithium is the new oil.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Colonel West could give him a short-arm inspection -- out of uniform, of course.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

She  is crazier than a shithouse rat and likes corn dogs.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

You forgot to mention that she is a great lady who is married to Rip Taylor's even gayer nephew, who I am certain has a closet full (no pun intended) of gowns that he adorns in the privacy of their home.

"Not that there is anything wrong with that".

P.S.  I was just kidding about her husband Marcus being related to Rip Taylor.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Yep, another Eva Peron, for sure. Just you wait and see, Boo-Boo.

Bebep
Bebep

So 'She is a great lady' is all you need to base your decision on who to vote for President of your country.

Good logic, only great choices can come from this line of thinking.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Because they don't have independent thought. Instead they vote and speak the way their large corporate donors and party bosses want them to. If Big Oil seriously thought there was readily available oil in the Everglades, Mr. West and the Diaz-Balarts and Ilana and Marco Rubio and Skeletor Scott and all of them would be for drilling.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Linda Lovelace is a great lady, and as an extra bonus, is great at slurping the johnson.

Lovelace in 2012!

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