Palin = Thomas
"It’s her misfortune to be a pioneer with the wrong ideology. So much bile was directed at Clarence Thomas because he was the “wrong” kind of black man. Pro-life, pro-gun and a down-the-line, if populist, conservative, Palin is a traitor to her gender and thus encounters the sort of fury always directed at apostates."
UPDATE: Byron York on "Why The Palin Story Matters" and why the pro-choice left just doesn't get it. Not being able to listen to an evangelical Christian without sneering is going to help Democrats in this election.