Friday, March 27, 2009

Remark about prayer during campaign angers former McCain staff

I just saw this on CNN:

Palin told the story in a speech to a GOP dinner in Alaska last Friday.

"So I'm looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra," she said of the moments before the debate. "And the McCain campaign, love 'em, you know, they're a lot of people around me, but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray."

As the audience laughed, Palin noted that she meant no disrespect to the McCain campaign and that ended up saying a prayer with her daughter Piper.

A handful of the McCain campaign staffers who traveled with the former vice presidential nominee nearly every day for two months caught wind of Palin's remarks on Thursday morning — and they aren't thrilled with her quip.

The speech was at a GOP dinner and it was a casual event. She was likely among many old friends at this dinner. I'm surprised the former aides are upset about this. I take this to mean in a certain context: she is a devout Christian who prays daily; she was looking for others with a similar background to pray with and there were none. Now, if I were one of those aides and a devout Christian who prays daily I would feel bad and offer my apologies for not offering to pray or giving the impression that I would not pray with her. But if I were not a devout Christian why would I feel bad or upset? I guess this is a veiled jab at the staff who stabbed her in the back during and after the campaign. The staff who actively tried to destroy her image. She is saying they're un-Christian, as in not embodying Christ-like behavior and she's right.

She was only trying to help the ticket. She did everything she could to help McCain win. She was chosen by McCain and his staff should have respected that. Instead they didn't hide their extreme dislike of her and tried to destroy her along with MSM. I won't forgive them for that and I'm sorry, but I think Palin is okay to express her hurt feelings over this.

1 comment:

Northern Exposer said...

It pains and infuriates me to see this wholesome, lovely, intelligent, God-fearing mother and leader having to constantly defend her actions when all she is doing is being herself.

A true Christian woman makes a joke (or at least a comment) about how a good prayer partner is hard to find and she's once again lambasted by the very people that were supposed to be helping and grooming her.

If thay had done their job right, maybe we wouldn't be hearing about a terrorist-befriending, Marxist opportunist that likes to pretend he's President, and instead we'd be listening to a Vice-President that loves God, her family and country. One that speaks over the heads of the MSM, directly to the American people. A leader we could be proud of, instead of being weary.