"There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque is being funded,"
Of course, Sarah Palin didn't say that but rather the free speech-affirming quote above was uttered by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Speaker Pelosi, allow us to give an assist in pursuit of this matter. The extent by which we have criticized the construction of the mosque has been "funded", if you will, by Google who runs the Blogger site at which Beers with Demo resides. Perhaps, you are familiar with their work as the Silicon Valley company from up in your neck of the woods are big-time Democratic Party donors.
Their address and contact info is as follows:
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: (650) 253-0000
Fax: (650) 253-0001
And, if not necessarily "funded" in the sense of the word you're meaning but perhaps "supported" or "protected by" or even perhaps, "inspired by", please see also, the 1st amendment, the principles of which you are certainly not familiar as your quote indicates.
If there is any other assistance we can lend, please let us know - you now know where to find us.
Beers with Demo