Friday essay: First notches in Allen West

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From contributor Daniel Tilson: New Republican U.S. Representative Allen West (FL-22), has begun fulfilling his campaign promise to hold monthly Town Hall meetings in the counties he serves, Broward and Palm Beach. In the process, he appears to be honoring a more covert commitment, immediately prioritizing his core Christian Right Wing base rather than reaching out to a more diverse, representative range of cultures and viewpoints that comprise his overall constituency.

West’s first Town Hall was held in Broward County, not at a civic or community or government center, but at the South Florida

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