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Published:January 3rd, 2010 13:28 EST
Hillary Clinton Edges Out Sarah Palin For Most Admired Woman

Hillary Clinton Edges Out Sarah Palin For Most Admired Woman

By Robert Paul Reyes


"According to a new survey released by USA Today and the Gallup Poll, Hillary Clinton, 62, barely beat out Sarah Palin, 45, as the most admired female - 16% to 15% in a poll of 1,025 American adults.

However, because the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, it`s statistically a draw. The survey was open-ended, meaning male and female respondents had to provide the names." Read More

Hillary Clinton is respected because of her education (graduate of Yale Law School), accomplishments (US Senator, Secretary of State), and decades long struggle to enact health care reform.

Hillary is a polarizing figure, and even many liberals can`t stand her, but nobody can deny that she`s a woman of substance and accomplishment.

Sarah Palin is adored by the far right in spite of her lack of quality education (she attended a gazillion colleges before finally graduating), and her dearth of accomplishments.

Sarah Palin is a polarizing figure, and even her most strident fans can`t say with a straight face that she`s a woman of substance and accomplishment.

Welcome to the politics of the New Millennium: A telegenic face and hot sound bites trump intelligence and a resume. Palin will remain a force in American politics as long as she frequently updates her Twitter page, and preserves her good looks with plastic surgery.

In a perfect world Sarah Palin wouldn`t even make the list of most admired women, but this world is a long way from perfect, and scary as it may be, the hick from Wasilla may one day be President of the United States.

Hillary had her chance, but time has passed her by, and she will never achieve her dream of sitting in the Oval Office. Hillary will curse the gods, like the rest of us, when President Palin`s lack of common sense and foreign policy experience leads this nation into disaster

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