English: Official portrait of US Rep Allen West.
Liberal Comedian Bill Maher Takes on Rep. Allen West on Ape Comment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Liberal comedian Bill Maher took on Tea Party wingnut Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher¬†Friday night, objecting to West using his name in letters soliciting campaign donations. Rep. West claims in his literature that Bill Maher called him an ape. Well, I wouldn’t call Rep. Allen West an ape. He’s more of a total moron. Rep. Allen West should know he can’t win with Bill Maher, who has said some pretty misogynistic things in the past.

Separately, Bill Maher suggested that Mitt Romney pick George Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain charged with second degree murder in the death of teen Trayvon Martin. The comedian said Romney’s campaign theme should be, “I think the black guy is up to no good.” He started his New Rule by joking that Romney must wait until he gets back from vacation before choosing a running mate. The show is about to go on hiatus for the summer. Maher admitted that deep down he secretly wants Mitt Romney to win because he is a goldmine of comedic material.

Bill Maher responds to Rep. Allen West:

Bill Maher on Mitt Romney picking George Zimmerman as running mate: