In an address at the Wasilla Assembly of God last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a 'task that is from God': "Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."
She also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it 'God's will': "What I need to do is strike a deal with you guys." As they preached the love of Jesus throughout Alaska, she said, she'd work to implement God's will from the governor's office, including creating jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets. "God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.
Cartoon courtesy Danzinger (Boston Globe)