Palin's latest slap in the face to her 2008 campaign partners seems to be an attempt to rally the Religious Right by painting McCain's staff as not religious enough to have won.
Report: McCain 2008 Staffers Angered By Palin's Prayer Remarks
By Eric Kleefeld - March 26, 2009, 4:58PM
CNN reports that former McCain/Palin staffers are now very unhappy with Sarah Palin and her latest antic: Declaring at an Alaska GOP dinner last week that none of her staffers had been the sort of people she would want to pray with.
Palin told an anecdote of her final preparations before her debate with Joe Biden. Check out the 4:00 mark here:
"So I'm looking around for somebody to pray with, I just need maybe a little help, maybe a little extra," said Palin. "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."
One anonymous staffer expressed his outrage to CNN. "It's about us people who were on the plane, who showed extreme loyalty to Palin, continually getting thrown under the bus or slapped in the face by her comments, whether she means it or not," the staffer said, adding that this is the kind of thing that would "cause you to question not only your loyalty but her judgment as a leader."
This whole thing might have gone unnoticed, but for one thing: The Alaska GOP has posted the entire speech on YouTube.