It's common knowledge that most liberals don't believe in God, any wonder why they fear and hate those who do:
Certainly, much of the left-wing fury over Palin stems from the Democratic Party's assumption that it "owned" the exclusive right to nominate women to the executive branch (despite the crushing of Hillary Clinton's candidacy). How dare the Republicans advance a woman? How dare they change this year's election script?
But the root of the left's dread of this happily married mother of five seems to be that she actually believes in God: How could anyone be that stupid?
Such a woman wouldn't fit in Washington (nor would a man of equal faith). In the DC area (where I live), plenty of government-affiliated men and women regularly attend a church or synagogue. But their appearances are perfunctory and well-mannered. Passionate faith is regarded as an embarrassment.
Washington fears faith - even nominal believers inside the Beltway have been shaped by secular educations and secular caste values.
Humans fear what they can't understand, and our comfortable ruling class just can't comprehend the power and the glory, the beauty and the ecstasy, the awe and commitment experienced by those who believe in a divine power. To paraphrase the late Leona Helmsley, "Faith is for the little people."
Believers are mocked (if not too publicly at election time). Sen. Barack Obama's behind-closed-doors remark in San Francisco to the effect that worried blue-collar chumps cling to God and guns perfectly captured the left's worldview, equating faith and firearms as equal menaces to an enlightened society.
Not that others haven't made the connection before, but I'll still credit Ann Coulter for most brazenly linking liberalism and atheism in her must read book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" arguing that at its roots liberalism holds every single trait of a religion: an atheist one. In "Godless" it was Ann who noted how much liberals hate having evolution being taught to kids, look at men being monkeys (while "nature" is God) and are in dire straights about protecting abortion at all costs. Indeed, Sarah Palin represents everything the anti-Christian crowds hate, any wonder she's made them start praying again?