The enthusiasm for Mrs Palin on the part of some on-line Trads does seem odd.
As for the Catholic aspect, according to the wikipedia article on Mrs Palin her parents changed religions when she was about twelve. She would have been just taken along for the ride.
Was it the Catholic Church that they left?
Or was it the Satanic, Masonic, Revolutionary church of Vatican II that we all abominate?
Joining up with false churches is bad. But membership in, say, the Assembly of God is far less abominable than membership in the Conciliar Church.
To which both Hans Kung and Padre Pio belonged.
It's not the Pentecostalists who display to children pictures in which the Holy Apostles are sinning against the Sixth Commandment in the next-to-the-worst way.
It's the NEW Pentecostalists.
The "orthodox" Catholics in communion with Mother Rome.
"It's not that simple!"
Oh. no? Then why do we make it that simple, speaking of a Conciliar Church as opposed to the Catholic Church?
After two generations of drifting in and out of ecclesiological lucidity we should all start coming to terms with our own terms.
GV- Thanks for the direction on the ES email.