- The 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, half-a-term former Governor of Alaska, beauty pageant contestant, and one-season reality-TV wonder, Sarah Palin.
- Sharron Angle, the Asian, serial press-avoider, autism-care basher, and fervent Second Amendment [remedies] supporter who lost her 2010 U.S. Senate bid in Nevada against incumbent Sen. Harry Reid.
- McCarthy impersonator Michele Bachmann, who also has the unique and unflattering distinction of having been called balloonhead by Chris Matthews for showing her utter ignorance on the subject of the Founding Fathers, slavery, and the 3/5ths clause of the Constitution, just a couple of months after being derided by the Hardball host on live television as having been hypnotized, since she kept answering his questions with talking points that had nothing to do with the questions being asked.
Add to the mix the incomparably vacuous, anti-masturbation, witchcraft-following Christine O'Donnell, and you would have the tetrafecta from hell, at least for the GOP.
These three (or four) women are kryptonite for gray matter, and could very well be the quicksand that gobbles up whatever part of the GOP is left standing after 2 years of attacks by teabaggers.
If these ignorant, ignorance- and prejudice-peddling women are the really the best that the right has to offer in the 2012 presidential primaries, the right may be in more trouble than anyone could have imagined after the shellacking they inflicted on Democrats just two months ago. And if one of them does well enough to approach to the finish line as a real contender, then the whole country is in more trouble than we can fix in the span of a few elections.
It will be a bipolar primary season.