Allen West Wouldn’t Turn Down Vice Presidency

Controversial Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has made a national profile for himself with brash rhetoric and a firm embrace of the Tea Party, so he’s often been mentioned as a potential choice for the vice presidential ticket of whoever wins the GOP primary. While he’s been cagey about the prospect in the past, as the South Florida Sun Sentintal reports, West said on an internet radio program that he’s “not going to say no” if he was offered the spot:

If someone asks you to step up and serve your country I’m not going to turn my back on my country,” he said in an interview on an Internet video program hosted by Boca Raton public relations agent Barry Epstein.

I’m not going to say no but I doubt that I’m on anyone’s list for consideration,” he in the Friday program.