Video: Allen West woos with his rendition of “Pretty Woman”

posted at 5:25 pm on February 17, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Has this always been a trend? Politicians and pop performances? From Jon Huntsman’s “Hit the Road, Jack” to Herman Cain’s “Impossible Dream” to Mitt Romney’s “America, the Beautiful” to Barack Obama’s “Let’s Stay Together,” a light musical snack seems to be the appetizer du jour on the campaign trail these days.

Allen West isn’t running for president, but, should he decide to in the future, he’ll already have a signature act down pat (h/t The Shark Tank and The Right Scoop):

He doesn’t say so, but I feel sure he must be singing to his much-adored Florida colleague, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Was there ever so congenial a friendship in the House as that between those two representatives from the Sunshine State?

Here’s hoping his threat to demand push-ups from anyone who records him singing doesn’t also apply to anyone who posts the video!


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Nice guy, Great conservative. Keep your day job.

dirtseller on February 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

He doesn’t say so, but I feel sure he must be singing to his much-adored Florida colleague, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

*gag*

darwin on February 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Heh, commenter on that site, “dedicate it to Wasserman Schulz, under Petty Woman”.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Newt/West…don’t make Newt sing.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

not bad Col. West, not bad.

darwin on February 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Kind of lame. Nowhere near as good as my cover of “Secret Agent Man”.

kit dinker on February 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

heh.

But hey, he’s handsome, brave, principled, Republican AND a Floridian, so that makes up for not being another Roy Orbinson.

Flora Duh on February 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Traffic seems light around here. Is there a hidden Palin thread?

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Roy Orbison is tough to cover… Just sayin’. Still love you, Kernel (that’s how TOTUS writes colonel for Obama, lol).

Fallon on February 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

For how he has served this country, he could sing it off key, backwards, with the wrong words and it’s no problem for me.

portlandon on February 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

LOL, love that man.

He just needs some voice training.

dukecitygirl on February 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It needs some work but not half bad. I wouldn’t quit the day job because we need a conservative warrior more than we need another singer. Singers are common, conservative warriors are worth their weight in gold to this country!

SgtRed on February 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I think I can do The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance better. LOL

pat on February 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Col, Rep. West is a jewel and I dearly love this true American! FL, you have two jewels(Rubio and West) and one that has two last names that is not all that lovely!
L

letget on February 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Still love you, Kernel (that’s how TOTUS writes colonel for Obama, lol).

Fallon on February 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

:)

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

These would be the lyrics if he were singing for DWS:

Petty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to flee
Petty woman

I don’t believe you, you’re not telling the truth
No one could look as scary as you
Mercy

Petty woman, won’t you pardon me?
Petty woman, I couldn’t help but see
Petty woman

Then you look scary as can be
Are you looney not like me?
Wow

Petty woman, take a hike
Petty woman, get a life
Petty woman, gave your lies to me

Petty woman, yeah yeah yeah
Petty woman, don’t look my way
Petty woman, say you’ll go away

‘Cause I despise you, I’ll treat you for fleas
Take a hike ugly, before I have to flee

Petty woman, please walk on by
Petty woman, don’t make me cry
Petty woman, please walk away, hey, okay

If that’s the way it must be, okay
I guess I’ll go on home, it’s late
There’ll be tomorrow night, but wait

What do I see
Is she walking away from me
Yeah, she’s walking far away

Oh, oh, petty woman

NotCoach on February 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Tough call, but I think Cain has a better voice. Just sayin if we are picking VP’s based on singing talent and what.

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

NotCoach on February 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM

: )

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Yesterday, or the day before, he said the left keep the poor in “plantations”. That should get leftie heads exploding.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think I can do The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance better. LOL

pat on February 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

But can you do “The Man Who Shot Osama Bin Laden”?

Flora Duh on February 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Newt/West…don’t make Newt sing.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on February 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Will the media be swooning?

SouthernGent on February 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I love Allen West too. What a great man. America needs you Sir!

jazzuscounty on February 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Oh great, a song that the proggies can attack as ‘sexist’.

slickwillie2001 on February 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Allen West is a mensch and one of the few truly respected leaders in the U.S.

That he makes the left’s heads explode, while in their faces, with no fear, is a gigantic bonus.

Schadenfreude on February 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Oh great, a song that the proggies can attack as ‘sexist’.

slickwillie2001 on February 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Do proggies even know what a pretty woman looks like ? They don’t have such women in their party/communes
;-)

burrata on February 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

i love all these politicians singing, it is AWESOME (yet it sounds so bad.)

i saw this already but glad it’s posted here. it just made me love him even more than i already do!! so funny.

Sachiko on February 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Traffic seems light around here. Is there a hidden Palin thread?

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

omg she needs to sing too =D

Sachiko on February 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Traffic seems light around here. Is there a hidden Palin thread?

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Yes. The hidden Palin thread rolled off the Headlines.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/02/17/why-has-sarah-palin-not-been-suspended-from-fox-news/

WhatNot on February 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I saw the headline and thought West had been caught with a Julia Roberts type character.

platypus on February 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I saw the headline and thought West had been caught with a Julia Roberts type character.

platypus on February 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

That would be quite a..a …er… ahem…
rendition

burrata on February 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Roy Orbison is tough to cover… Just sayin’. Still love you, Kernel (that’s how TOTUS writes colonel for Obama, lol).

Fallon on February 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

So true. I’m a big fan and have almost every record Roy made, plus a number of videos of live events. About the only cover that I think met his standards was Linda Ronstadt’s cover of Blue Bayou, a quite challenging song, for sure. Don’t care much for her, but she nailed the song.

TXUS on February 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

omg she needs to sing too =D

Sachiko on February 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I’d dig that. HeII I’d dig just about anything from her.

Yes. The hidden Palin thread rolled off the Headlines.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/02/17/why-has-sarah-palin-not-been-suspended-from-fox-news/

WhatNot on February 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Yeah, I peeked in earlier on that one, not much going on now. Maybe its rush hour Friday?

Bmore on February 17, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Is that Thad McCotter the congressman from Michigan and former Presidential candidate…playing the guitar?

KOOLAID2 on February 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

And so, Congressman West proceeded to bang out Rory Orbison on the keyboards. When he finished, everyone clapped and he asked for more requests.

A man in the back, his face concealed by a mask he held in front of his face, said “Play Obama.”

West turned around and smiled. “Ah! he replied, “Now THERE’S a challenge!” Turning back to the keyboards, he played a simple tune with one finger, as a child might. West finished this display by bending over and farting.

Everyone laughed except the mysterious man behind the mask. Thirty years later, in an insane asylum, he wailed, “And that’s when I realized it wasn’t West mocking me. It was GOD!!!!!!

radjah shelduck on February 17, 2012 at 7:03 PM

radjah shelduck on February 17, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Heh. Amadeus.

dukecitygirl on February 17, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Here’s one he can try next time…heard this the other day for the first time in a while, and I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I set new lyrics to it.

Apologies to Spike Jones and His City Slickers.

When Obama says, “They don’t like me for my race!”
We laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Obama’s face.

Not to love Obama is a great disgrace
So we laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Obama’s face.

When Joe Biden says, “They talk funny in that place.”
We can laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Joe Biden’s face.

When Pelosi says, “The Catholic faith I embrace.”
We should laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Pelosi’s face.

Ain’t it great when ev`rything’s free? And we tax the rich endlessly?
(Yes, it’s great that ev`rything’s free! Tax the rich ‘cuz they stole it from me!)

Is the Constitution in his way? Do we need it anyway?
(That old thing penned by old white men? Let’s tear it up and start again!)

We’ll make the playing field level
Just like in those books by Orwell
Ev’ry person in their place
All diff’rences erased.
Except for us, who in your wealth will revel.

When Obama says, “Four more years will close this case!”
We should laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Obama’s face.

Not to love Obama is a great disgrace.
Let’s all laugh (HA!), laugh (HA!) right in Obama’s face.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 17, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Someone who can laugh at himself, and I didn’t think I could like him more. I was wrong…

Hog Wild on February 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Not the easiest song to do. And he does a credible job, better than 90% of karaoke singers.

Love a public figure who can not take himself too seriously, especially when it’s a guy like Allen West.

misterdregs on February 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Allen West for President!

(Or maybe VP this year.)

misterdregs on February 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Breath control, man. Bring the air up from deep down in the chest and don’t let the sound get nasal. keep it out of the sinuses.

a capella on February 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I love everything about this man!

SoldiersMom on February 18, 2012 at 12:01 AM

He was a good sport about it.

lonestar1 on February 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM

That SUCKED so badly….that….he’s for real.

WryTrvllr on February 18, 2012 at 3:39 AM