I found out that women account for only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress and 23 percent of the state legislature. That puts the United States 78th in the world (tied with Turkmenistan) for percentage of women holding office.
Palin has taken charge of this moment that is unlikely to come again and she's making the most the notoriety that was offered her. I have to say, if I were in her shoes, I'd do the same thing.