Christine O'Donnell, the Delaware Republican Senate candidate, came out of nowhere this week. Much like Sarah Palin and Nevada's own Sharron Angle, she's making a big splash after relative obscurity. That of course is not all they have in common. To the far-right, they're proof of the power of the Tea Party, the salvation for conservative values. To establishment Republicans, they are a nerve-jangling--probably galling--challenge to the more mainstream (if still extreme) Republican Party. To liberals, they are at turns amusing and appalling. But what are they to women in general? Are they a thrilling symbol of woman power? Or are they a scary throwback to the pre-feminism era? Their hard line stance on abortion rights (and many other issues) may keep many women in firm opposition to them. Or, it could be that the fact that all thee of the above are crazy that will do that. Hope, hope, hope. . .