O'Donnell and Palin lead the dumbing-down of female candidates
- Most galling is that these high-profile women are taking a cue from Sarah Palin, campaigning with a campaign message that amounts to, "Elect me because I'm ordinary." They are pandering to voters as everyday gals, no smarty-pants Ivy League education to intimidate. Shouldn't we be electing our best and brightest minds to Congress? It's offensive that women are leading the charge to dumb down Congress, as if that would make it function more effectively.