The neocons have a problem. The neocon wing of the Republican Party is the egghead wing, the foreign policy wing, the Jewish wing. So what to do about Sarah Palin, who is, relatively speaking, the antithesis of all of those things?
The American system did make good on its promises for Jews; this is why so many Jews refuse to support the conservative politics of exclusion and fear. Podhoretz would have us chop down the ladder behind us.