Sarah Palin Goes Godless

SarahPAC.com, the website of Palin’s new political action committee, is notable chiefly for what’s missing from it — any mention of God, religion, or “values.” Political journalists will speculate that this absence is the result of calculation — with the religious right already neatly tucked away, Palin can afford to direct her pitch exclusively to the economic right. But it’s more likely that SarahPAC is simply the real deal, a statement of the governor’s priorities. That doesn’t mean that her religion was a sideshow, but rather that it’s woven into her beliefs about money. “Sex, death, and taxes,” goes the old saying. For a biblical capitalist like Sarah Palin, each leg of that stool is a matter of ultimate concern.