Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top Ten Dem Candidates For New York Times Search For "A Palin of Our Own" ( Rosie O'Donnell to Barney Frank)

The New York Times has run a wonderfully funny op-ed by Anna Holmes and Rebecca Traister (apparently it takes two leftist women to carry the political heft that is required to analyze the appeal of a feisty right wing woman) calling for the left to find someone as clever, active, engaging and appealing to a new generation (Hillary is out of the running).

If good looking could be tossed in the mix without offending lib sensitivities that would no doubt be useful. Nothing new here of course the left has been moaning their lack of an inspiring woman for a long time.

Not on the shopping list but mentioned elsewhere the candidate would have to somehow be ballsy without running the risk of being called a dyke. Palin escapes this because she is obviously fecund whilst still being able to gut a moose and has a 'real man" husband.

The authors are in a real quandary as they can't see anyone on the horizon who can appeal to those with traditional values-home and hearth- without being seen as anti-feminist. Basically they are hoist on their own petard.

That being the case the Dem's will have to fall back  on some retreads-certainly they fit in the ballsy category but home and hearth (and in some cases dykinesss) are a problem. However spin is everything and if no one else shows up here are the top ten candidates for "A Palin of our own" (with a hat tip to the comment posters at Mediaite).

1.  Rosie O’Donnell
2.  Janeane Garofalo
3.  Nancy Pelosi
4.  Helen Thomas
5.  Sandra Bernhard
6.  Joy Behar
7.  Janet Napolitano
8.  Ellen DeGeneres
9.  Maxine Waters
10.Barney Frank

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