How Mama Grizzlies Concede

What Women Really Think
Nov. 2 2010 9:52 PM

How Mama Grizzlies Concede

So, this is how Mama Grizzlies concede: They don't. Christine O'Donnell, after handily losing her Delaware Senate race, made a speech that seemed like one a parent might give kids at the post-season banquet after a tough year of Little League. Don't worry about that scoreboard, it's all about the experience: "We won," she said, because the political system of Delaware would never be the same. And then, pricelessly, she closed with the chipper, good-time, "We've got a lot of food, we've got the room all night." (Trophies can be picked up at a later date from Fox News Central Casting, kids.)

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.