If you don’t vote for the right lizard…

the Lizard Queen will win:

The shocking conclusion of the conservative NEW YORK POST columnist [Jon Podhoretz]:

* “The qualities that made Hillary Clinton such a problematic presidential spouse may also make her just the kind of woman people feel they can trust with the presidency. Namely, she has created an image of herself as unfeminine, an image that connects her to the successful female chief executives in other countries” like Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher.

*She’s right for the job because the first female president “must not seem overemotional, or flighty, or guided by intuition rather than reason. She must not seem demure or delicate, nor can she seem brassy and sassy. She must not appear to be in a girlish quest of a strong man to help make things right. Above all, she must not seek to excuse any flaws in her conduct by suggesting that they are due to her being a woman—from the natural excuse, like a hormone rush jangling her emotions, to a political excuse, like an unjust society that won’t give the XX chromosome an even break. Just for vulgarity’s sake, let me put it this way: She’s got to be a bitch. And Hillary is a bitch. Her challenge will be to play up her antifeminine qualities without being completely without charm and appeal.”

*Being “widely disliked,” even by many Democrats, will actually help Hillary. “She gains from displaying her hard edge, her cold quality, to neutralize whatever negatives there might be as a result of her gender….The word you’ll hear most often from Hillary defenders and sycophants will be steely.”

To use a sports analogy, the team that wants it more will usually win. And no one wants it more than Hillary Clinton. Optimistic Republicans hope that the Democratic Left will rise up against her moderate positioning, but they forget that the Left completely understands the necessity to lie and that Hillary’s track record of tacking hard left at every opportunity is solid.

There simply isn’t anyone else out there. In addition to the ongoing Republican meltdown and the way in which unelectables such as McCain, Giuliani and Rice are pushed forward, many Republican women will vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is female.

Never, ever underestimate the tendency of women to embrace their own, even in situations when it is manifestly against their beliefs and personal interests. Notice how quiet the Lizard Queen has been lately. This is a precaution in the event of poor Democratic showings in the fall election, in which case she will present herself as the party’s savior. If the Democrats do well, she will attempt to ride that tide to office by presenting herself as the foremost Democrat in the land.

Heads I win, tails you lose is how she has always played the game.