2010: Year of Political Mean Girls?

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U.S. Senate candidates, Democrat Richard Blumenthal (L) and Republican Linda McMahon (R) debate on the stage at the Garde Arts Center on October 12, 2010 in New London, Connecticut.
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In the final days leading up to midterm elections, some of the most prominent candidates on the national stage are women. Between Meg Whitman firing her immigrant housekeeper, Carly Fiorina getting caught mocking her opponent's hair, Sharron Angle attacking Harry Reid, and Linda McMahon trumpeting her success in the brutal world of professional wrestling, conservative women politicians have earned a reputation as being mean girls with cutthroat personalities who play by their own rules. 

We talk with Gail Sheehy, journalist and author, about the new brand of female politicians she wrote about for The Daily Beast.