Sarah Palin post

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29traister.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=opinion

Palin was smacked with the lucky stick when she was plucked from Alaska to be John McCain’s running mate. But she charged ahead (some might say like a Mama Grizzly), forging a new path and defining a new role in the Democratic Party. As much as some liberals might find the phrases like “pitbull with lipstick” and “Mama Grizzly” too buzzword-y and irritating, you can’t deny people have responded to it.

Traitster and Holmes ask, when will the Democratic Party get a Palin of their own?

“We wonder if Democrats shouldn’t look to her for twisted inspiration,” they ask, “and recognize that the future of women in politics will be about coming to terms with (and inventing) new models.” There thesis is disappointing: “If Sarah Palin and her acolytes successfully redefine what it means to be a groundbreaking political woman, it will be because progressives let it happen — and in doing so, ensured that when it comes to making history, there will be no one but Mama Grizzlies to do the job.”

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