Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Posted May 16, 2011 at 6:04pm

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Allen West. The Florida Republican’s answers reveal a proud U.S. military veteran, though they do make us wonder why a guy from the citrus-heavy Sunshine State prefers cranberry juice to orange.

Q: What team will win the NBA finals? 

A:  I am actually more focused on next year’s college football season and am hoping my University of Tennessee Volunteers finally get a bowl game. For the NBA, of course being from South Florida, we wish the Miami Heat well.

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?

A:  The coach of the West Point football team so I can finally get a definitive date on when Army will finally beat Navy.

Q: What’s your favorite drink?

A:  Cranberry juice — straight up!

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A:  “Spartacus,” “Gladiator,” “Glory,” “Braveheart” … all about sacrifice for principles!

Q: Who is your best friend in Congress?

A:  I have 86 Republican freshman colleagues, and I consider them all my very new best friends.