A reader writes:

I'm calling it now--she is not actually going to step down on July 25. Her speech was produced in a fit of pique and now, given the reaction, she's going to stay on. That's my theory. One of my disappointments in Palin is that she reinforces negative stereotypes of women in management positions--she doesn't play well with others, she doesn't think strategically, everyone is always against her, she's emotional, she holds a grudge and won't walk away from a fruitless argument. Why shouldn't she add "a woman's right to change her mind" to the list?

I say that as a woman in business, whose colleagues would never forget if I did any of the above.

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