This is an essay by a Janis L. Karpinski, a retired Army General. Do not think too closely about whether or not the McCain/Palin ticket won the election. Instead read what she says, as a woman who spent her entire career in a male career field, about how Palin was presented to us, about how Clinton was presented to us. I come from the old school of feminism. She does as well, apparently.
She also makes some very clear and eloquent statements about military leadership. I spent many years as a military wife, steeped in a culture I had never been exposed to. And not by my choice, as I'm a pacifist at heart.
I'm posting this for anyone who wants to read it, not to start a dialog about it.