Jennifer Rubin has an extended essay in Commentary on why there is so much visceral dislike of Sarah Palin among Jews. I think she overstates her case a bit. There is no doubt she has a Jewish problem, but all Republicans do–Jews vote approximately 70% Democratic–and it seems to me hardcore liberals of all kinds hate her guts, as do Beltway and Wall Street Republican types, and they all do so for mostly the reasons that same reasons. She is the arch-representative of the Other: rural, physically fit, fertile, less educated, less sophisticated, religious, gun-toting, etc. It’s the Apollonian-Mercurian distinction, of which Jews are simply one particularly prominent member of the latter group. I basically wrote something very similar to Rubin’s piece last year, but with this (more useful in my opinion) analytical framework–as opposed to the Jew/Gentile framework.