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Gail Collins on Sarah Palin's Look
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New York Times columnist Gail Collins writes, "Sarah Palin's own fame seems grounded on little but a look and an attitude."

What is it about successful women that causes people to say that their success is based just on looks? Ms. Palin, as a governor and mayor, had more executive experience than Barack Obama did when he became president. If a conservative male writer said this about a Democratic woman politician, he'd be accused of sexism.

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Gail Collins on Joe Lieberman
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New York Times columnist Gail Collins has a column critical of Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, who announced he won't seek re-election: "Lieberman has reached a point in his public career when every single thing he does, including talking about his grandparents, is irritating."

One might say the same thing about Gail Collins. If one is seeking an explanation why Ms. Collins finds Mr. Lieberman so irritating, it probably can be found in the sentence of the column in which she refers to the Bible as the "Old Testament."

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Powerless Advocates
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Gail Collins writes in a column in today's Times:

Nothing major is going to happen for early-childhood education without an enormous groundswell of public demand. This is a cause that's extremely popular in theory. But its advocates have no power to reward or punish. Lawmakers who labor on behalf of preschool programs may get stars in heaven, but they don't get squat in campaign contributions.

The teachers unions, who would get a huge influx of new dues-paying members with an expansion of publicly funded preschool programs, make plenty of campaign contributions, and have plenty of political power. Ms. Collins pretends that they don't exist or that they do not care about this issue, when in fact, they do.

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Gail Collins on Sarah Palin's Look
futureofcapitalism.com

New York Times columnist Gail Collins writes, "Sarah Palin's own fame seems grounded on little but a look and an attitude."

What is it about successful women that causes people to say that their success is based just on looks? Ms. Palin, as a governor and mayor, had more executive experience than Barack Obama did when he became president. If a conservative male writer said this about a Democratic woman politician, he'd be accused of sexism.

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Gail Collins on Joe Lieberman
futureofcapitalism.com

New York Times columnist Gail Collins has a column critical of Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, who announced he won't seek re-election: "Lieberman has reached a point in his public career when every single thing he does, including talking about his grandparents, is irritating."

One might say the same thing about Gail Collins. If one is seeking an explanation why Ms. Collins finds Mr. Lieberman so irritating, it probably can be found in the sentence of the column in which she refers to the Bible as the "Old Testament."

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