Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin: Top 5 comedic comparisons

What do Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common?

You mean, aside from the obvious? "Just give [O'Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she'd be a dead ringer for..." Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week.

Political commentators can't resist the comparison, not just on where O'Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin's endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own "Mini-me."

Why should comedians be any different?

5. A "trophy candidate"?

Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 7. Sarah Palin addresses a crowd of Tea Party supporters during a rally in Boston in April.

As comedian Jay Leno said on Monday night, Christine O'Donnell has all the qualities of a "trophy candidate." Leno noted that Sarah Palin should watch out because O'Donnell is "younger, hotter, and crazier!"

Remember when Sarah Palin burst on the scene as Sen. John McCain's running mate in August 2008?

Questions abounded as to why McCain picked the Mama Grizzly - was it race, sex, age, tenacity? The Washington Post surmised Palin was picked to help McCain "reinforce his maverick label?" And New York Sen. Chuck Schumer called Palin's vice presidential candidacy a "hail mary pass" in August 2008.

Is O'Donnell another 'hail mary pass" for Republicans in Delaware?

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