When federal judges in San Francisco ruled in 2002 that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because it included the phrase "under God," Sarah Palin was not amused. Palin, who at the time was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, quickly drafted a terse letter to the editor of a San Francisco newspaper. The 'lost' Palin files - Deep Background - msnbc.com I'm surprised PMSNBC is mentioning this. There are maybe 3-4 metro areas in the US where it could hurt her. It'll resonate everywhere else.