You might remember the short but perhaps not-so-sweet letter sent this summer from then-Florida Congressman Allen West to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with little more than the word "NUTS!" Now that letter is up for auction with the starting price set at $1,000.
When the letter was first making headlines in July 2011, TheBlaze blog reported that it was in response to a letter CAIR initially sent the former Republican House member encouraging him to denounced "anti-Muslim activists." The slim content of West's letter simply read:
Dear Mr. Hamze and Mr. Shibly:
I'm writing with regard to your recent letter:
Steadfast and loyal,
Allen B. West
A close up of the letter. (Image: eBay)
The framed letter and its original envelope are up for sale. (Photo: eBay)
Here's the description on eBay of the "shortest Congressional Letter ever written":
Up for Auction is one of the shortest Congressional Letters ever written in US History! This is the ORIGINAL LETTER on Official US Congressional Stationary signed by Allen West himself! This item has something for everyone. It doesn't matter if you are a die-hard member of the Tea Party, Democratic Party, or protect the Civil Rights of Americans; this item is perfect for your collection.
Tea Party- This letter is signed by your fearless Rock Star! If you win this auction you will have signed documented proof that Allen West stood up in the face of your “EVIL” to protect the US (A "Judeo-Christian" Nation) from the Muslims. Your collection can’t go without this item.
Members of the Democratic Party- This letter represents the accomplishment of Democratic Party’s victory over Allen West. Allen West’s firebrand of politics often came with blanket insults towards Democrats with no regard of Congressional Fellowship or Respect. Vice-President Biden recently thanked Murphy at a rooftop party for running and defeating Allen West.
Screenshot of the listing on eBay.
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