Saturday 23 September 2017

The rise of new politics in America

The US midterm elections have seen the rise of a new breed of political animal, the Mama Grizzly -- Republican women in the mould of Sarah Palin. Alex Spillius reports from Washington and, above, we profile some of the biggest names

Definition: Female conservative politician who will fight with bear-like ferocity to protect her children's future. Usually seen wearing: Figure-flattering scarlet-red two pieces and peep-toe pumps. Not seen campaigning in: Masculine suit, flat shoes. Popular hair-styles: Country casual bouffant.

Past-times: huntin', shootin' and visitin' the manicurist.

Most likely to say: 'Did I hit that prairie dog between the eyes?'

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