First, her church likes the Jews for Jesus wackos:
An illustration of that gap came just two weeks ago, when Palin’s church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with deep hostility by many Jewish organizations: David Brickner, the founder of JewsYeah, blaming Palestinian terrorist attacks on the Jews' failure to embrace Christianity would go down real well with Jewish voters. But again, like Vogler, these guys aren't scary black pastors, so this will never get publicized.
Palin’s pastor, Larry Kroon, introduced Brickner on Aug. 17, according to a transcript of the sermon on the church’s website.
“He’s a leader of Jews for Jesus , a ministry that is out on the leading edge in a pressing, demanding area of witnessing and evangelism,” Kroon said.
Brickner then explained that Jesus and his disciples were themselves Jewish.
“The Jewish community, in particular, has a difficult time understanding this reality,” he said. Brickner’s mission has drawn wide criticism from the organized Jewish community, and the Anti-Defamation League accused them in a report of “targeting Jews for conversion with subterfuge and deception.”
Brickner also described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's "judgment of unbelief" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity.
"Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. It's very real. When [Brickner's son] was in Jerusalem he was there to witness some of that judgment, some of that conflict, when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment — you can't miss it."
Palin was in church that day, Kroon said, though he cautioned against attributing Brickner’s views to her.
What else? Well, let's see.
She's refusing to testify in Troopergate, for one thing. Unless the case is turned over to a state review board that Palin herself appointed.
She also slashed funding for supporting teen mothers in Alaska, which some may deem as rather hypocritical given her positions on abortion and contraception.
And the McCain campaign is whining about the media coverage of Palin like little spoiled babies, even throwing out accusations of sexism, and bizarre claims that the media has been pressing for maternity tests on Palin's youngest child (they haven't, at least no one who isn't a blogger or Daily Kos commentator).
But expect more of this. The only way the GOP can navigate this mess is to make it seem like the "angry left" and "liberal media" are ganging up unfairly on the poor defenseless little Sarah Palin. Which sort of undermines the image of toughness they were trying to build up, what with her moose shootin' and all.
Didn't anyone even vet her? Guess not.
UPDATE: Here's more of that Carville appearance on Larry King, because it's just that damn good.
I especially love the pathetic charges of "sexism" from the hapless Republican congresswoman.