From David Hulen in Anchorage --
This started as a post on the liberal Huffington Post (where you can watch the video), and is showing up in various mainstream media, including the Washington Post's The Trail blog and MSNBC's First Read.
It's video of Palin speaking this summer at the Wasilla Assembly of God, where she once attended. What they're focusing on, after Palin mentions that son Track is soon deploying to Iraq:
"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending (U.S. soldiers) out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."
She also asks for prayers for the gas pipeline.
"I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that.''
Huffington Post says the video "underscores the notion that her world view is deeply impacted by religion. In turn, her remarks raise important questions: mainly, what is Palin's faith and how exactly has it influenced her policies?"
This from the Kansas City Star's Prime Buzz blog, under the heading: "Is the latest Palin 'controversy' really a controversy?"
She actually asks the audience at the Assembly of God church where she was saved and baptized to pray for the men and women in the military and the country's leaders...
Baptists in the South certainly will eat this up. Others will see it as normal church-going talk and not a bad thing as HuffingtonPost and NBC indicate (NBC also says it's another example of her not being properly vetted).