|West side-eyes Obama's Big Government policies|
The article continues about Rep. West's controversial comments: "Asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday whether he would justify the Florida congressman’s remarks, Priebus answered, 'I’m not the police officer of the Republican Party.' He later added, 'Allen West is an important member of Congress from South Florida. I’m not going to throw Allen West in a ditch."
More from Mr. Priebus, about the conservative Republican Congressman: "'One, Allen West is one of the most dynamic new Republican stars in our party. … He’s got a bright future,' he said. 'What I’m more embarrassed about is the president that can’t keep a promise, that has an American economy that’s in the ditch, that somehow is trying to perpetrate some myth to the American people that he’s not to blame or has no role in where we are in the American economy.'"