The Alaska GOP posted a video of Sarah Palin speaking at a GOP dinner recently. Palin, who is known for her witty, warm and pithy speech, said during the McCain-Palin campaign, she wanted no prayer with McCain staffers, or at least, no prayer with them minutes before her Vice-Presidential debate with Joe Biden. See photos and a video with Sarah speaking below.

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Palin said she looked around the room for someone to pray with, saying “she just needed a little help…maybe a little extra,” and

the McCain campaign, love ‘em, you know, there are a lot of people around me, but nobody I could find that I wanted to hold hands with and pray.

Staffers are…maybe, justifiably offended.

There was a sweet side to her comments though, and Sarah calls it a “Piper story.” After surveying the room and finding no one to pray with, she went to her 7-year-old daughter, Piper – that cute little one who won many hearts as we watched the campaign go down in flames and said, “Piper,” come pray with me.” The Mom and daughter discussed what to pray for, and along with asking for wisdom, Palin told Piper to pray that God would speak through her [Palin.] Piper reportedly said “that’d be cheating!”

Some of her staffers, who were perhaps very loyal to her (although some were not), have hurt feelings.

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.

We do not know whether the “anonymous” staffer quoted above was, and is, truly devoted to Sarah Palin. What we do know is what she said on the video released by the Alaska GOP.

Hot Air linked to the original CNN Political Ticker for this piece. Once there, the article is “not found,” but the video below verifies the comments. Sarah Palin’s prayer with her daughter is a sweet story, but publically saying there was no one around, in a room full of people, that she wanted to pray with, is better left unsaid. If I were a McCain campaign staffer – and one of those who supported her, I might be angry, and I think my feelings would be hurt too.

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Sarah Palin (Photos)

Sarah Palin Prayer (Video)