My VIP for this week is Lt. Col. Allen West, former congressman from Florida, and now a Texan. He is in the news this week because he was injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. The word is that a car cut him off as he was riding his motorcycle near Waco and forced him to swerve into another motorcycle.
West was returning from the Texas Freedom Rally in Austin when the accident occurred. He was airlifted to a hospital in Waco. He suffered “a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations” according to a media post from his team. They posted a picture of him leaving the hospital today with his arm in a cast. According to his personal account, he is grateful to be living and walking out of the hospital.
I first became aware of West when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 22nd district. I liked his conservative style right away and was sorry when he left Congress in 2013. He moved to Texas soon after he left Congress, and he is currently running for the chair of the Republican Party of Texas. He is a strong conservative who deserves to win the job. I hope that he heals quickly and soon returns to helping conservatives win their political races.