Regular Tipsheet readers are acutely aware that I have no love lost for DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Neither, evidently, does her colleague and fellow Floridian, Col. Allen West. First, watch DWS' hyper-partisan, distortion-filled floor speech opposing 'Cut, Cap, and Balance' earlier this evening. Note well her rather unsubtle swipe at West around the 42 second mark:
Now, feast your eyes on the furious personal letter West fired off in response. The Beltway overfloweth with false decorum and feigned camaraderie. West, a military man at heart, has little appetite for those games:
From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz
Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!
I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.
You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!
Steadfast and Loyal
Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)