That would be on Lori Compas, the citizen candidate who had the temerity to challenge Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin's powerful and far-right State Senate Majority Leader, and his sense of entitlement to the seat in a recall election - - and who appears to be giving Fitzgerald a run for his special interest cash.
Sounding rattled and insecure, Fitzgerald dipped into the misogynist playbook for the most old-timey put-downs available to attack her: Must have been a man that put a woman up to it. So the whole thing is a scheme and a scam.
For the record, Fitzgerald said he doesn't buy Compas' Pollyanna image. He knows some people are painting the race as a David-vs.-Goliath contest. But Fitzgerald said he thinks her husband is one of the main forces behind her campaign, as well as unions and protest groups.
"I don't for one minute believe she is the organizing force behind this whole thing," he said.
When told of Fitzgerald's statement, Compas was audibly stunned.This item referenced at the Journal Sentinel's new blog platform.
"That is pretty insulting, but it does seem in keeping with his general views on women," she said. "He doesn't seem to have a lot of respect for them. That's OK; he can keep underestimating me."