Implicit in this Mary Katharine Ham post is the realization that the conservative reaction to Sarah Palin is coming back to bite the movement:

O'Donnell is not exempt from this perfectly natural political process simply because she's a conservative woman in the mold of Sarah Palin, just as Mike Castle was not exempt from a conservative challenge from her simply because he was an incumbent. To suggest she is exempt comes close to conferring liberal "special rights" upon conservative women, who as Thompson and Palin and I all agree, are plenty strong enough to do without them.

That post was prompted by an American Spectator essay arguing that opposition to O'Donnell makes the GOP establishment look sexist.

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