But you are unlikely to hear about it, because the target is a Republican woman and the perps are part of the Democrat coalition.
Jean Stothert, a Republican candidate with the potential to become Omaha's first female mayor, endured two assaults on her gender in the past week that one national observer said were among the most “disgusting” sexist attacks she had ever seen leveled at a woman politician.
One assault came in the form of a T-shirt that depicted Stothert as a stripper on a pole. It came with a crude word pun that revolved around the words: “private sector.”
A grinning Democratic City Councilman Chris Jerram was pictured holding the T-shirt in a snapshot that was making the Facebook rounds Monday. Jerram has since apologized to Stothert and to the “women of our community.”
The other alleged attack came from an anonymous Twitter account that used language needing a public disclaimer. If you don't want to be offended, stop reading now. The offensive Tweet included a reference to Stothert's vagina, blood and “a weekend on phrat row.”
Remember – it is only a big deal if such attacks make Republicans look bad. Attacks on Republican women – Condi Rice, Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman, -- are perfectly acceptable because they are so Republican, which makes them worthy of any sexist attack directed against them. Jean Strothert is simply one more victim of the double standard.