The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Feb. 12, 2010

- Sarah Palin , the consummate elitist-bashing elitist . [ Salon , Washington Post ]

-According to a new Washington Post -ABC news poll, three-quarters of Americans support gays serving openly in the military. LGBT advocates hope these findings will motivate President Obama to get moving on his promise to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” [ Washington Post ]

-Research shows that daytime-TV viewers now prefer Ellen DeGeneres to Oprah Winfrey . [ New York Times ]

-Just in time for Valentine’s Day, chick-flick auteur Nora Ephron picks her favorite romantic comedies . [ The Daily Beast ]

-White House peeved by Nancy Pelosi ‘s increasingly public disagreements with the President. [ Politico ]

- Lisa Belkin explores the effect of pregnancy on memory. [ New York Times ]

Photograph of Ellen DeGeneres by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment.