Camilla Paglia writes an article in Salon on Sarah which I think Thea D. would agree with once she gets by the nasty remarks aimed ar McCain. Paglia is what I call a reasonable leftist (a dying breed). I am sure she will take heat for this article and maybe that is why she heaps derision on Senator McCain calling the mention of his 5 year imprisonment Sadomasochistic and the Senator himself a beady eyed Vampire. I doubt it will protect her from the left because it is Sarah who is threatening their lust for power not McCain. Check out this paragraph.
"Conservative though she may be, I felt that Palin represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism. At her startling debut on that day, she was combining male and female qualities in ways that I have never seen before. And she was somehow able to seem simultaneously reassuringly traditional and gung-ho futurist. In terms of redefining the persona for female authority and leadership, Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism since Madonna channeled the dominatrix persona of high-glam Marlene Dietrich and rammed pro-sex, pro-beauty feminism down the throats of the prissy, victim-mongering, philistine feminist establishment." The article continues in this vein.