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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There's Something About Sarah

That really, really irritates secular Jews.

Jennifer Rubin writes:
For her conservative admirers, [Sarah Palin] continues to exemplify independence, moxie, common sense, the superiority of the common American over the nation’s elites, and the embodiment of modern womanhood and Christian faith. For her detractors, both conservative and liberal, she is uncouth, unschooled, a hick, anti-science and anti-intellectual, an upstart, and a religious fanatic. There is no group so firmly in the latter camp as American Jews.


While Palin enjoys support from some prominent Jewish conservatives, it is not an exaggeration to say that, more so than any other major political figure in recent memory (with the possible exception of Patrick J. Buchanan), she rubs Jews the wrong way,

It's an interesting phenomenon. Jewish contempt for Pat Buchanan could arguably be based in public positions he has taken that could be considered anti-Israel or even anti-Semitic, but the antipathy toward Sarah, Rubin argues, is not. Rather, it is something more fundamental -- something that lies at the cores of our contemporary American culture.

Read the whole thing here.