What is it about the female of the species on the port side of the ideological divide that allows them to be seized by fits of hysterical snarkiness and trivial banalities like post-pubescent 14 year old girls ? Maureen Dowd, Jane Hamsher, Ana Marie Cox, et al all seem to regress into a state of suspended eighth-grade angst when confronted by a Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman or now, it seems, Liz Cheney, the latest source of their paroxysms.The LST piece quotes Ron Radosh, who opines that Liz Cheney's opposition to Obama's foreign policy is what has Mo Dowd's undies in an uproar. Next it references Noemie Emery, who says Liz Cheney is a pedigreed Palin -- a Super Sarah with beltway, rather than backwoods, roots. Finally, the article links to Jennifer Rubin, who believes that strong, successful, feminine, conservative women with loving alpha male husbands and gaggles of children so challenge the leftist stereotype of feminism that liberal women just can't deal with it and lash out those women on the right who have everything the leftist women don't:
Liz Cheney has a husband and five children. So does Sarah Palin. So does [Michele Bachmann].- JP
And all three of these women manage successful public careers, are fearless in defending their opinions and find no obstacles in their chosen positions as leaders in the conservative movement.
Who would have thought it ?