Susan Hutchison, the brand new leader of the Washington State Republican Party, makes $75,000 a year. Her predecessor, Kirby "Witches & Hags" Wilbur, made $95,000 a year.

What happened when Hutchison recently got all Lilly Ledbetter on her party and asked for equal pay? What happened when she pointed out that paying her less than a man kinda plays right into the idea that Republicans are conducting a War on Women?

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As Jim Brunner reports, things got ugly.

Hutchison received no raise and, as she wrote in a memo afterward, "left the meeting demoralized." Other state Republican Party leaders, for their part, were upset that Hutchison raised such a ruckus.