MSNBC Attempting to Make Palin McCain's Rev. Wright?

Conservative blogs led the way in raising questions about Barack Obama's home church, but for months on end the MSM ignored the story until incendiary video of Rev. Jeremiah Wright made the rounds earlier this year and the story was too juicy to ignore.

Not so when it comes to Sarah Palin and her former church, the Wasilla Assemblies of God, as media outlets try to find juicy "controversial" video to prove Palin was poorly vetted.

MSNBC's First Read blog picked up on a Huffington Post item in a September 2 post.:

As questions have been raised over how thoroughly Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign vetted Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the V.P. slot, it seems the McCain campaign was unaware of a video -- available online -- in which Palin talks about God's role in U.S. military action overseas, according to a political operative familiar with the situation.

The video, first reported by the liberal blog HuffingtonPost.com, is from a June Palin speech to the graduating class of commission students at Palin's former church in Wasilla, Alaska. While describing her family, Palin told students about her oldest son, 19-year-old Track, who is set to be deployed to Iraq this month with the U.S. Army. She urged students to pray "that our leaders -- that our national leaders -- are sending [soldiers] out on a task that is from God." 

Sounds like the media, or at least left-wing blogs, may be attempting to make Sarah Palin into John McCain's Jeremiah Wright. 

I think they're grasping at straws. What say you? Drop a line in the comments field.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters