Rick Warren: Palin’s New Pal

Via the God-O-Meter, we learn that Rick Warren and Sarah Palin have been playing phone tag:  

Pastor Rick Warren got a call from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) this week seeking help in dealing with the “unfair, unjust attacks” the GOP vice presidential candidate believes she has come under.

On a Los Angeles radio show, co-host Kathryn Milofsky asked Warren what one question he would direct at Palin if he was able to have her sit down for a forum like the one he hosted last month with John McCain and Barack Obama at his Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.

“Well actually she called me yesterday,” Warren said. “The question I asked her was ‘how can I pray for you?'”

Warren said that Palin then “asked me to send her some bible verses on how do you deal with the unfair, unjust attacks and the mean-spirited criticism that comes in.”

UPDATE: Palin’s camp calls to say that the Alaska Gov. was returning Warren’s call. According a Palin spokeswoman, Warren called her on Saturday September 6 and she returned his call on Monday September 8. The Monday phone call is when the above conversation described by Warren took place.

That would be the same Rick Warren who once contemplated becoming the next Jerry Falwell but then decided he’d have more success pretending to be a moderate with no political agenda; one who just happens to believe that all presidential candidates must believe in God and says that main difference between himself and James Dobson is “a matter of tone.“

So it’s no wonder he’d jump at the chance to reach out to Palin.