Playing It Cool

Allen West Modestly Says He'd Consider V.P. Bid

Rep. Allen West took a page out of Marco Rubio's handbook and brushed off speculation that he might be considered for the Republican V.P. nomination. He said his focus right now is on "being a good congressional representative." But if that he were called on--"which I really doubt is ever going to happen"--he'd have to talk to his wife and kids and God about it. "And if it's the right fit, then I will do so." Wednesday, one-time Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Allen West would be a "rogue" choice for the GOP.