Recent revelations seem to confirm that Sarah Palin now considers herself to be the hand of God in America.
Reports of her belief that she was doing God's will in Alaskan politics has now been outdone by alleged comments made at the end of last week.
The right-wing, "Unitedliberty" website reported that last Friday, 18th April, Palin called on a meeting of evangelical women in Louisville, Kentucky to provide a "prayer shield" for her against deception in the media, and then went on to reject any notion that "God should be separated from the state."
It wasn't clear whether she had consulted God on this issue, but she was heard to say that the spectacular lightening seen at the volcanic eruption in Iceland was clearer than the burning bush and tantamount to his endorsement.
Her comments brought swift reactions from around the world. Surprisingly, the first person to wholeheartedly endorse her was President Ahmadinejad of Iran. He interrupted a speech on "Gravity Doesn't Exist" and said that he thought it "was a good thing that a prominent American politician should finally come around to Teheran's way of thinking."
He said "the benefits of the Iranian theocracy, where religion and state are one, have clearly provided Madam Palin with the outline of a new model of governance for the United States."
Like her, he said, he too would stand up to the forces of secular degeneracy, such as those of the Iranian reform movement.
The Pope too sent his moral blessings, in which he applauded Palin, saying that she was reaffirming his holy belief that the feudal fusion of Church and State during medieval times made for "good governance of the plebeian masses" and added that he "hoped it would lead to a resurgence in organizations like the Spanish Inquisition, as well as traditions like witch-burning and slavery in America." Palin is, however, not expected to receive her living canonization just yet.