Liddy the Closet Liberal?

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    And yet, for all her first-round woes, Dole remains a threat to the Bush juggernaut. The mere fact of her candidacy charged up the G.O.P. and caught the attention of a nation more cynical than ever about its politicians. In Des Moines, Dole dropped by the Iowa state girls' basketball tournament and was mobbed by autograph-seeking schoolgirls and their parents. "She'd be the first woman President ever!" declared Shannon Anderson, 13, who sidled up to Dole in the stands. "Awesome!" said her friend Melissa Haglund, 12. "Power to the women!" Dole was smiling as always, but she must know that Girl Power takes you only so far. She'll need more than gender to get where she wants to go.
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