"...The guys were flabbergasted. The women were furious..."
O.K., time to power-up the BS detector device.
Zssssap. Powered up. Ding ding ding - BS detected. BS detected.
Dowd, Collins, Parker, Tucker, you are all full of it. All these comments are like off the chart, and the only comment I have to say is "what planet are you from?" Because your comments have little connection with the real world as we know it. You are like the wife who asks "does this dress make me look fat?" There are many answers to that, all wrong. The comments all sound like "when did you stop beating your wife?" Which also has no correct answer. And is unfair, to say the least.
"...Women are mad because..."
What? Women are "mad"? There are fifty governors, 100 Senators, and every-one-of-them considers themselves a potential US president. Believe me, all of them have egos the size of a planet. So, women are mad because one governor resigns, as a possible strategy for running for president? So what? Unless the "mad" women are worried that Sarah's dress makes them look fat.
First of all, if you want to get "mad", then get mad at Iran's nukes. Get mad at piracy. Get mad at the three reports of shootings in Baltimore today, showing up on my Twitter subscription to the Baltimore Police. Lots of things to get mad at. Don't get mad at a politician's (surprise) ambition for higher office.
"...The guys were flabbergasted..." BS detected. After all, "flabbergasted" is quite a word, and if you were sending it in Morse Code, it would cost you. I am male, and I wasn't even surprised. I am wondering if that decision is a wise move for Ms Palin, but then again, wisdom was never her strong suit.
So, Susan, your column sounds so far out, so un-real, that I am wondering if you should stick to plants. At least plants don't care if the dress makes them look fat. And, yes, your picture does make you look fat.