THE SEXIST throw back to the 19th century and all round crazy wingnut, Allen West, has finally thrown in the towel.

Florida Rep. Allen West ““ the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago ““ conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. [Politico]

“I’ll be back” will likely be a fitting epithet to his 2012 campaign.

Though not comparing the two on policy or intelligence, Allan Grayson did it, made a comeback, that is, and he’s from the same state.