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?'