Explosive story breaking tonight in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that may have a huge impact on the coming race for a Supreme Court seat in Wisconsin. The Republican incumbent, David Prosser, in a fit of rage, called the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice, Shirley Abrahamson "a bitch."
And it gets worse...
Madison - As the deeply divided state Supreme Court wrestled over whether to force one member off criminal cases last year, Justice David Prosser exploded at Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson behind closed doors, calling her a "bitch" and threatening to "destroy" her.
But don't worry. It's not his fault:
"I probably overreacted, but I think it was entirely warranted. . . . They (Abrahamson and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley) are masters at deliberately goading people into perhaps incautious statements. This is bullying and abuse of very, very long standing."
As the late Flip Wilson used to say, "The devil made me do it!"
"In a fit of temper, you were screaming at the chief; calling her a 'bitch,' threatening her with '. . . I will destroy you'; and describing the means of destruction as a war against her 'and it won't be a ground war,' " Bradley wrote in a Feb. 18, 2010, e-mail to Prosser and others.
I'd say this doesn't bode well for Prosser in his race against Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg for a seat on the court.
The election is April 5. I am sure most folks in Wisconsin will see this story. But let's make sure it gets spread far and wide...