Too bad the money is going to fund CAIR, I would love to own that letter.

(MIAMI, FL, 1/7/13) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) announced today that is holding an eBay auction of the “NUTS!” letter sent to the Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization by Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

West, who lost his bid for re-election in November, sent CAIR what is apparently the shortest constituent letter ever written by a member of Congressman. The one-word response, “NUTS!,” was in reply to a CAIR-FL request that West cut ties with anti-Muslim extremists.

“The one-word response was either a reflection of Representative West’s state of mind or an allusion to the reply an World War II American general gave to a surrender demand during the siege of Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge,” said CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze. “In either case, it was an inappropriate response from a member of Congress to his constituents’ concerns about his associations with anti-Muslim extremists.”

He added that proceeds from the eBay auction, which began today and ends January 17th, will be used to defend the civil rights of all Floridians. The opening Bid is $1,000.