Why is the GOP treating sarah palin like a fragile little Alaskan beauty queen, and won't let the press talk to her until they stop being "mean" to her? I'm sure she's a smart capable woman who should be able to handle herself, particularly since we are told she's ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. The media treated Hillary Clinton like crap for over a decade. They were a pack of wild dogs to her - but she had the cajones to stand up and punch them back in the mouth. She didn't take shit from anyone. She didn't hide from the press, and I respect her for that. She's a real woman. A tough woman.