- Haley Is the Ultimate 'Mama Grizzly,' writes Keli Goff at The Huffington Post:
Perhaps no 2010 GOP candidate is more representative of the GOP's efforts to broaden "its tent" racially speaking, than South Carolina's Niki Haley. The telegenic Indian American who graced the cover of Newsweek as "the face of the New South" might as well have been labeled "the face of the new GOP" because for the next few years we are going to be seeing her face everywhere, as Republicans attempt to position her as the new Condi Rice; a woman of color who symbolizes the American Dream and who the GOP hopes to turn into a symbol of their party. As the first Asian American female Governor, and one who has already weathered a major scandal and survived, she is one of the few Mama Grizzlies whose roar Democrats should fear for years to come. But she's not the only one...
- Sarah Palin and Geraldine Ferraro Talk Women in Politics Fox News' Megyn Kelly hosts a discussion with the only two women to ever run on a presidential ticket in the U.S. At the 5:35 point in the video below, Ferraro and Palin talk about the new generation of Republican women and the challenges women face when running for office:
- Susana Martinez's Win Was Big Too, adds Keli Goff:
In a year in which immigration has emerged as one of the most divisive issues in the nation, and GOP candidates find themselves on the defense for some of the party's more racially inflammatory language and imagery, Susana Martinez made history by becoming the first Latina Governor in America. Did I mention she's a Republican?
Like her GOP grizzly sister Haley, expect to see Martinez move front and center onto the national stage as one of the new faces of the GOP, and with New Mexico being a swing state, don't be surprised if, like another novice female Governor two years ago, she emerges on the shortlist of 2012 GOP Vice-presidential candidates.