And why is that news exactly? Apparently because it means Palin is one of those weirdo Christians or something.
WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of “God’s plan,” according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican’s campaign.
In an interview with the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” Steve Schmidt described Palin as “very calm — nonplussed” after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee.
Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming “one of the most famous people in the world.” He quoted her as saying, “It’s God’s plan.”
Palin has not ruled out a run for the presidency.
So what if Palin thought her candidacy was “God’s plan.” Don’t most Christians (not to mention practitioners of a lot of other faiths) feel that their lives are in the hands of their chosen deities? Isn’t that sort of what that whole “faith” thing is about?
I’m not Christian, so I’m hardly an expert on the subject, but I do know a lot of Christians. And I hear them talk and pray. And they talk about “thy will be done” and such.
Palin thinking that her running for political office was part of her God’s plan for her isn’t any sort of a controversial revelation. It’s certainly not newsworthy.