Some men just seem to find it difficult to believe that a woman is capable of doing anything of her own free will. Wisconsin Senator Scott Fitzgerald is one of those men. Fitzgerald, the Republican senate leader who is being challenged by Democrat Lori Compas in one of many recall elections next month, has decided that Compas’s campaign really isn’t her idea, but is being orchestrated by union leaders and her husband, instead, telling the local paper, “I don’t for one minute believe she is the organizing force behind this whole thing,” and calling her a “Pollyanna.”
Compas, who the paper declared was “audibly stunned” when they told her of Fitzgerald’s remarks, eventually brushed them off as part of his general dismissal that women can have independent thought and action. “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.”
But showing she has a sense of humor as well, Compas’s family did a little reenactment of Fitzgerald’s version of events, which you can watch below.
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