Supporters of Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wear toy red lips on September 10, 2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
There have been few elections that are more fun to cover than this one — it is historic in almost every way, and it has put feminism back on the table (kitchen, dinner, and pub) the most I've seen in a long time. Sen. Hillary Clinton's candidacy — and now Gov. Sarah Palin's — have proven at least that women are not a block — we are no monolith — so any politician that makes a cynical choice may find that it backfires. We've talked at length about both the animosity and the support that Clinton received from women — and today we're going to ask women to consider Palin. (Here's a little required reading for you all, most of which was written by guests we'll speak with today.) I hope you'll weigh in too — does Palin thrill, disturb, and/or perplex you? Are the "Mommy Wars" back? What are you talking about when you talk about Palin with your friends?