Perrotti: "Diane Lockhart."
Whhhhaaaaat? It starts to look nauseating for a second, as you remember she's courting Peter's business so hardcore she took out time for a pretend debate with him, but it'll be okay. In an episode where even Jackie Florrick played the Javert card, I'm pretty sure her ethics will be unassailable.
Maddie: "Think about it this way, you idiot Teabaggers and Ryan Budget autistics. Peter's a politician, while I've spent the last dozen years building a company..."
Peter: "You know what? Fuck you. Here we go, Lil' Miss Job Creator. Your ass outsourced 1200 jobs to Mexico and closed an entire semiconductor plant recently."
Maddie: "We opened a new distribution center in Aurora, creating a thousand new jobs..."
Peter: "60 percent of which are part-time and don't have benefits..."
Maddie: "Um, that seems unlikely..."
Peter: "Trust me, bitch. It's actually 62.5 percent. And then you furloughed another 30% of your employees overall..."
Jordan: "What's he doing? What the hell?"
Alicia: "Beating her ass, Baby Genius."
Maddie: "Yeah, furloughed because the economy! But now..."
Peter: "Now, you're gonna union-bust 'em..."
Maddie: "Hey whoa hey. That is not something you say to a corporate sleazebag. Those are fightin' words! It implies that corporations and lobbyists have twisted the system from the inside! It's completely at odds with my disingenuous pretense at a fair market!"
Peter: "And yet, last month you told a conference call full of Wall Street analysts that you'd have the unions completely out of your plants within five years."
Maddie: "Blah bloo blee blah blah!"
Peter: "So union demands limit competition, but... Meanwhile you're renovating your summer home on Lake Geneva?"
Maddie: "We're not talking about ME, we're talking about overregulation! There is no connection between those things, except for by definition how they are utterly connected! Why does everybody disbelieve in the free market economy of my greedy fantasies, right up until it's about my own hypocrisy and the gross inequality I use that market to maintain? Right when I don't wanna talk about it anymore?"
Petra: "Free range of topics, you asshole."
Maddie: "I changed my mind! I don't want to talk about a free range of topics!"