Well, he just HAD to weigh in...
after the story had died down, of course. Two things struck me. First, he bad-mouths Mitrione for bad-mouthing someone else. Pot, meet kettle. Second, his tortured statement never uses a gender pronoun.
He may as well have said "it".
I guess he's a sensitive butterfly.
I think he'll probably win Saturday but Chael's definitely got him rattled!