It only took her two years longer than the rest of us. Noonan hates Sarah Palin with a passion because Sarah is everything Noonan isn't: young, pretty, smart, an opinion leader who just happens to be marries to a hunk.
It really does come down to that for a lot of people. Everyone hates the pretty girl, being successful makes it even worse. They just cannot free themselves from their hateful feelings and yet no one is willing to even consider voting for someone they hate looking at..it's a human psychological dilemma..it's sad really.
In addition, those women who do look beyond the superficial, all of a sudden, are taking a "I do not want women in office" stance. It's the most bizarre turnaround that I've seen in my lifetime. It's all about the new wave of Republican female office holders and candidates...it's amazing.