in a word fear. She scares the hell out of them. Why, because the Dems are suppose to have a lock on the Female vote. Females are suppose to be card carrying Liberal Democrates. The thought of the highest, most powerful women in America being a conservative Republican is simply unacceptable to the Democrats and Liberals. It threatens the very core of the Democrats power base. That is why they are so viciously going after Palin. That is why they hate her so much. The are scared to death of her, and rightly so. Odds are she will be the next Vice president of the US, and that will do severe damage to the Democrats for years to come. The problem for the Dems is, these attacks, and smears are not hurting Palin and McCain. They are hurting Obama. They best rethink their strategy or they will help McCain Palin walk into the white house.