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O'Donnell's Critics Not Sexist, Just Pragmatic

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 04:06 PM

By S.E. Cupp

Back in 2008, when Sarah Palin first exploded onto the national stage, I wrote a column in this space answering allegations that she was just a cheap attempt by the GOP at winning women over. To do this, I asked that readers pretend her name were not Sarah, but Sam.

It was an exercise in reversing the identity politics that many of her detractors were using to dismiss her as incompetent. She was, to me, a wholly acceptable and, in fact, laudable vice presidential pick — but not because she was a woman.

Of course, if her name were Sam, the idea of a popular governor, former city councilman and mayor running for higher office wouldn't be much of a scandal. For me, her anatomy had nothing to do with her successes; however, for her critics, it had everything to do with her perceived failures.

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