Friday, July 23, 2010

Reprehensible, Disgusting, Despicable: Lt. Col. West 'blacklisted' from charity gala. Claims Democrat challenger's wife 'prodded' sponsors to complain

Allen West describing how the left operates.

Allen West, a retired U.S. Army officer and GOP candidate for Congress in Florida, claims he was disinvited from a high-profile charity fundraiser after his Democratic rival's wife "prodded" donors to protest and "blackmail" the organization.

West, the GOP candidate for Congress in Florida's 22nd District, and his wife, Angela, had accepted an invitation from the South Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to be honored as South Florida Finest Couple on Sept. 24. They agreed to raise $10,000 for the foundation in accepting the nomination.

However, West said he received a phone call from the executive director of the foundation requesting that he and his wife withdraw from the affair.

"She informed me that she has received complaints from certain individuals who have threatened to withdraw their support to the Cystic Fibrosis gala event if Angela and I are honored," West wrote in a July 19 letter to event Chairman William Lewis posted on Pamela Geller's Atlas Shrugs blog. "She humbly asked if I would agree to step down and allow the event to proceed and not disrupt the support to the foundation. These individuals have called and complained to the National Foundation decrying 'politicizing' of the event."

West said he was told the foundation could lose as much as $200,000 if it kept him on the list. His name has been removed from the foundation's list of honorees. In his letter, he demanded a formal letter of apology to his wife.

West also said he has evidence that the person behind the complaints to the foundation was the wife of his Democratic challenger, Rep. Ron Klein.

"It has come to my attention that the McCloskey and Levy families are the donors who have threatened to withdraw support due to prodding from the wife of Congressman Ron Klein," he wrote. "I find this reprehensible, disgusting, despicable, and petulant … but indicative of the hideous side of South Florida politics which I condemn. There is proof of this, to include an email trail, and I would appreciate your honesty when this becomes a topic of inquiry." READ MORE...

No comments:

Post a Comment