Left Gets Tingle Over Allen West Email

Are codes of conduct so important to Army Vet and freshman Congressman Allen West that he can't control himself? Let's face it - telling the truth about Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't a great career move.

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.

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...

Wasserman Schultz responds by suggesting that West, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, should stay out of the kitchen if the heat of debate is too much for him.

The Florida Democrat, who was elected head of the Democratic National Committee in May, said West should "understand that when we're in debate on the House floor, members are going to go back and forth."

"If he feels that concerned and gets that churned up over having to defend his position, then he probably should reconsider his position," Wasserman Schultz added.

Democrats are eagerly jumping into the fight over who has the bigger right to claim victimhood.

EMILY'S List president Stephanie Schriock pointed to West's comments as an example of the "Republican war on women" - and urged supporters to sign a petition demonstrating their support.

"Allen West's angry, hostile tirade to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is truly despicable," Schriock wrote in an email on Tuesday. "If you had any doubt about the Republican war on women, look no further than West's email -- it's threatening, sexist and demeaning."

A self-inflicted wound from the Tea Party Republican, but West sounds strong - as always - as he explains himself.

That's why you're supposed to sleep on it before hitting send.