If I haven't said it lately, I'll say it now. I am a Christian first, second, and last.
I have heard on many news programs whether God figures into a candidates choices and motivations. Christians are encouraged not to make any decisions in their public or private life without prayer and making sure that the decision is on line with What Would Jesus Do or what would God have me to do. So, Yes, Mrs Palin more than likely checks with God for major decisions. I must say that I am offended by people speaking sarcastically about this religious practice.
Speaking in tongues does not make Christians crazy, a little scary like the Scriptures says they would appear to others Yes, but not a psycho. Interpretation of Scripture has been a point of contention between denominations. Speaking in tongues does not send anyone to hell unless it is used as a measuring stick for salvation.
I disagree with Mrs. Palin on several things but I can not be on board for the attacks and snobbery pointed towards Christianity. I am saddened to hear and see how people use and try to manipulate Christianity for their own purposes. This should be the issue that affects Evangelicals the most: What kind of ambassador for God have we become?