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GOP Strategist Leslie Sanchez's Advice to Women: Don't Get Trapped by the Web

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    Kate Michael
    Sanchez signs copies of her book "You've Come a Long Way, Maybe."

    Author and Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez cautioned female presidential hopefuls not to ruin their chances of getting to the Oval Office by posting unsavory items to the Web.

    "First, I would tell her to monitor her imprint on the web," Leslie said when asked Monday night what advice she'd offer to aspiring presidential hopefuls, "because everything is captured." 

    The conservative author, who penned "You've Come a Long Way, Maybe," spent last night sparring with left-leaning panelists Patti Solis Doyle, Janet Murguia and Rosalind Wiseman during a Q&A on the changing attitudes of women in politics and beyond during her book event at the National Press Club.

    Former manager of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign Patti Solis Doyle said aspiring candidates must be prepared to be scrutinized.

    "Be thick-skinned because [you] will be under a microscope," she said, adding a not-so-veiled dig at Sarah Palin. "Do your homework. Know what magazines and newspapers you read." 

    None of the panelists felt it would be much longer before a woman took control of the Oval Office, throwing out such names as Kathleen Sebelius, Janet Napolitano and Claire McCaskill as possible future contenders.

    Sanchez also said she believes Obama is setting himself up to be a one-term president.

    "Obama is following the path of Jimmy Carter -- on the path to being a one-term President,"  Sanchez said.

    And she suggested that Palin might yet have another opportunity in the next campaign cycle. "Will she do her homework?  And will she move to Sunday talk versus Oprah talk?  These are the questions," she said.