The Rise of the Tea Women, Part One
"I just hung up the phone, that was all I needed to know," said Andrea Levine, a Wilmington [Delaware] resident, describing her disgust at receiving a robo-call recorded by Palin on Christine O'Donnell's behalf.
Even if she loses, which is likely, Christine O'Donnell will certainly rise to become the third female superstar of the Tea Party—the other two being Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. A nutty and powerful political trinity will be formed, and eventually "The Tea Party's assault on establishment Republicans" will have the appearance of a gender division, a split between powerful men (the establishment) and powerful women (the rebels). I had accurately predicted the split in the GOP, but not at all foreseen this increasingly peculiar development along gender lines.