Carol Platt Liebau
Michele Bachmann is the first woman to win the Iowa straw poll -- congratulations to her.

What's interesting is to see how a female Beltway journalist is covering the story:

A journalist named Beth Reinhard, whose piece is running in The Hotline and The Atlantic, characterizes Bachmann as the "first REPUBLICAN woman" to win the poll (emphasis added).  That's interesting wording, of course, because it implies that a Democratic woman has already won the poll in the past.  

But since the poll is sponsored by Iowa Republicans, and there isn't a Democratic counterpart, Bachmann is the first woman to win, period.

Sure, it seems like a trivial thing, but it's part of a pattern I've long noticed.  Liberals, particularly liberal females, sometimes seem as though they would rather die than concede in any way that a conservative or Republican woman can be a trailblazer -- in their book, the only female trailblazers allowed are lefties.   

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.