Yet her involvement in the heady early days of the revolution follows her around like a co-dependent ex-lover, even, as a recent encounter demonstrates, into the camp of Bill Maher's sacrilegious army. After finishing a segment of Maher's "Politically Incorrect," in which George W. Bush happens to be the target for her skewering humor, she mixes with the audience. A blond, middle-aged woman approaches and tenderly double-grasps her hand, as though Huffington had just accepted the Lord. "I'm so very glad that you're no longer a conservative Republican," the woman says. Then she pumps a fist and proclaims, "I am woman, hear me roar!" Huffington manages only an anemic smile, for the truth is, the woman has just reinforced an opinion at the core of controversy over Huffington today.