Andrew Sullivan on Sarah Palin’s upcoming trip to Israel (emphasis mine)
The appeal of Sarah Palin as a GOP nominee is not just about domestic resentments. It is also about foreign policy revanchism. And it seems rash to me to dismiss the importance of this. There is something about an attractive woman wielding military force that reaches those parts of the psyche that no-drama Obama never will or can. Ask Thatcher or Meir (or Elizabeth I or Indira Gandhi).
Golda Meir is beloved by me, and Margaret Thatcher is an ideological hero (I’m neutral on Indira Gandi, and indifferent to Elizabeth I).
By Sullivan’s psyche-logical standard, Palin will be the next President of the United States, should she choose to run, and in very good historical company.