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The “Anti-Palin”? What do you think about California’s new attorney general?

Sarah Palin’s certainly been in the news lately, but not for anything particularly political.  Sure, some of us collegiettes™ may find her reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” er. . . entertaining, but I think we’ve all been waiting for a new woman politico who’s getting buzz for policy changes, not cable ratings.  Is California’s newly-elected attorney general, Kamala Harris (D), that woman?
I recently read this article on Politico about Harris, and it seems that she is, at least for Democrats.  They’re calling her the “anti-Palin,” in fact.  She’s the first woman AND the first African-American to hold the office of attorney general in California.  And she’s serious about keeping underprivileged kids in school–when she was district attorney in San Francisco, she worked with parents and children to reduce truancy rates.
I’m excited to see what Harris does as this new office brings her more national recognition.  It can never hurt to have one more smart, savvy woman in office, right?  What do you think, collegiettes™?

Allie Jones is an English and American Studies double major at the College of William and Mary.  She's interned at W magazine and is currently the Senior News Editor at The Virginia Informer.  When she’s not chatting up colonial impersonators in Williamsburg, Allie drinks too much black coffee and thinks about going to the gym. She enjoys singing for her friends and planning parties for her chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Allie looks up to Liz Lemon, Carrie Bradshaw and Jon Stewart; 2 ½ of which, she realizes, are fictional characters. You can find out more about the high-brow television programs she watches over at her Twitter, @allierileyjones. 
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