The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple. It’s because she’s so gosh darn happy.
As an atheist, S.E. Cupp doesn’t realize that the root of it is Palin’s faith. They hate Palin because they hated Him first.
There was a commercial on tv about a year or so ago that featured a rather average-looking woman sitting on a park bench enjoying a sandwich on her lunch break. A vacuous model type sits down next to her and looks at her as she eats and truly enjoys her sandwich. After a few moments the model looks at the “plain Jane” and declares “I hate you.”