There’s an email floating around that suggests that veep candidate Sarah Palin is Jewish. We would be tempted to ignore such rumors, but the 2004 elections saw a rash of late-breaking Judaism: John Kerry discovered his paternal grandfather was Jewish; George Allen, his mother. (“I still had a ham sandwich for lunch,” the former senator from Virginia said after news broke). So it seemed best to kill this one in its crib. Ron Kampeas at JTA Election Central did the necessary legwork at the National Archives and discovered that Palin’s Bubby Schmuel, allegedly from Lithuania, never existed. Which means this probably won’t work with Florida voters.