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Palin to Haiti with Graham
Politico ^ | 12/9/10 at 7:14 PM EST | Andy Barr

Posted on 12/09/2010 6:44:27 PM PST by Josh Painter

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is heading to Haiti this weekend with evangelist Franklin Graham, a Palin source confirmed to POLITICO.

Palin and Graham will visit a cholera clinic in addition to other stops, as was first reported by CNN.

The Haiti visit was the second foreign trip to surface Thursday. Palin is also planning possible visits next year to Israel and Britain.

The Haiti trip could serve two distinct political purposes for Palin.

First, it provides an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement.

Second, she'll be able to better establish her claim to evangelical voters if she chooses to seek the Republican presidential nomination. Evangelicals overwhelmingly supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, one of Palin's potential 2012 rivals, in the early 2008 GOP primaries and caucuses.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; franklingraham; freepressforpalin; haiti; humanitarianrelief; obama; palin; palinfrankinhaiti; sarahpalin; sarahtohaitidec2010
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1 posted on 12/09/2010 6:44:30 PM PST by Josh Painter
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rock on sarah, God bless and take care....


2 posted on 12/09/2010 6:45:30 PM PST by raygunfan
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To: All

Apologies, moderators. That’s an excerpt, but I forgot to check the box.

- JP


3 posted on 12/09/2010 6:47:25 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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Gawsh, you scared me with that headline!

I thought it was Lindsey Graham!!

4 posted on 12/09/2010 6:48:21 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Josh Painter

Hey, everybody just stay out of haiti!!

I am sick of pouring in billions to these God forsaken hell holes run by con men called “Leaders”...we give and give and the people get worse and worse and then hate us anyways.

I would not mind IF—and that is a big IF==we could control how and where the $$ goes. But we can’t.

so Graham and Palin going down there doesn’t impress me one bit...might as well be Clinton.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 6:50:03 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Josh Painter

JP giving us garbage from Politico again. /s


6 posted on 12/09/2010 6:52:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Josh Painter
First, it provides an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement.

Second, she'll be able to better establish her claim to evangelical voters if she chooses to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

FIRST and foremost, it establishes her as a caring Christian who is concerned for her fellow man.

7 posted on 12/09/2010 6:54:33 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Josh Painter; florm15; Alice in Wonderland; sybilll; jessduntno; LibertyRocks; Nepeta; PowerPro; ...
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is heading to Haiti this weekend with evangelist Franklin Graham,

SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

8 posted on 12/09/2010 6:54:57 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Who let the grinch on here?

They are going to provide aid to people, not the bloody government. It’s an act of Christian Charity, Scrooge. They’re financing this with money that was freely given, not tax money, and not your money.

Bless your dark little heart anyway.

- JP


9 posted on 12/09/2010 6:55:29 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Islander7
it establishes her as a caring Christian who is concerned for her fellow man.

Even more so if she would have done this earlier.

10 posted on 12/09/2010 6:58:39 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Josh Painter

Thank you.


11 posted on 12/09/2010 6:59:04 PM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Josh Painter

Long way to go for a photo-op.


12 posted on 12/09/2010 7:00:47 PM PST by stormer
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Hey hippie, Christians aren’t called to help only the poor people who “deserve it” or as long as they don’t “hate us.”

Jesus said to help them PERIOD.

As a matter of fact he said to be especially kind to your enemies.


13 posted on 12/09/2010 7:01:04 PM PST by earlJam
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To: earlJam

Maybe while the buildings were shaking or that hurricane was off the coast, right? your PDS is showing signs of returning again. one dose of conservatism and a nights rest and you should be fine in the morning....


14 posted on 12/09/2010 7:01:48 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Haiti is full of very nice people.

Unfortunately, the poor (about 80% of Haitians) support whatever socialist/fascist/scammer promises them an end to grinding poverty.

And even the best of Haiti’s leaders have to deal with corruption on a massive scale. If Haiti could cut the corruption by 70-80%, and respect private property, their land is highly fertile and they would be able to export enough food and lumber to support themselves, and build up over time like Hong Kong or Singapore.


15 posted on 12/09/2010 7:03:23 PM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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To: Josh Painter

The citizens of Haiti are suffering an horrific, abysmal existence right now. Any attention and hopefully aid that can be focused to ease their suffering right now is HELPFUL. I do not believe that Sarah Palin would ever entertain this as a photo-op, she can make a difference.

Also, we need to protect THIS hemisphere (for a change). In case some haven’t noticed (not this audience),enemies are making steady encroachments. Stay safe, Sarah.


16 posted on 12/09/2010 7:03:45 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives

Wow. It took a year for the buildings to stop wobbling?


17 posted on 12/09/2010 7:05:01 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Josh Painter

Haiti is a very dangerous and primitive place.


18 posted on 12/09/2010 7:05:18 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: earlJam

well they also recently had a hurricane hit too. You are just a Palin thread flamer.


19 posted on 12/09/2010 7:08:13 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: Mamzelle

Wow, me too! Whew!!


20 posted on 12/09/2010 7:08:27 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: SueRae

West Michigan for some reason has really taken on Haiti as a project.

There have been teams for the last year that have gone to Haiti. One donated corporate jet was flying back and forth almost nonstop for months. And they are still making trips.

The people I met when I was there (pre-earthquake) are very good people, but focused almost entirely on basic survival. So they can’t see or understand the political and economic structure that enslaves them.


21 posted on 12/09/2010 7:10:10 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
so Graham and Palin going down there doesn’t impress me one bit...

Good thing their purpose for going isn't to impress you....not one bit.

22 posted on 12/09/2010 7:11:03 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Mamzelle
I thought it was Lindsey Graham!!

My thoughts were worse... I thought it said Pelosi and Lindsey and then I wondered if they might hit a iceberg going down there...

23 posted on 12/09/2010 7:11:32 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives

Funny, I suggested not long ago that Haiti would have been a perfect international cause for Sarah Palin.

It would help people desperately in need, show a side of her that people have not seen and give her a bit of international experience (for lack of a better word).

Palin supporters flamed me saying that going to Haiti would be seen as a shallow Hollywood gesture. And Sarah would not do something like that because she is too smart.


24 posted on 12/09/2010 7:14:47 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I would agree with you if you limited it to our government needs to stay out of Haiti.

But I disagree with you if you are saying (and I think you are) that others shouldn’t try to help them. I have no problem with people chosing to give their money to assist the poor as long as it is their money.

Haiti isn’t God-forsaken. They have a need and a hunger for the love and forgiveness only available through Jesus Christ. More Christians need to go.


25 posted on 12/09/2010 7:17:15 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Graham heads the group Samaritan’s Purse, an excellent humanitarian and disaster relief organization. They do great work...it does not warrant your disparagement. You are fortunate not to have been born there and gotten stuck in this situation of indescribable suffering - and get someone over here sitting at their computer saying “who cares about them?” If you want to “control the money” then donate to Samaritan’s Purse. It would even be a tax write off.


26 posted on 12/09/2010 7:20:16 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Josh Painter

I wish she wouldn’t go into the land of voodoo. Tis a God forsaken land, with filth, stench, poverty, disaster, disease, mayhem, murder, and all sorts of violent crimes of wickedness.

Haiti is the equivalent of hell, on planet earth.


27 posted on 12/09/2010 7:21:02 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: Mamzelle
Gawsh, you scared me with that headline! I thought it was Lindsey Graham!!

Me too. I can imagine Sarah having to bitch slap Lindsey.

28 posted on 12/09/2010 7:23:26 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: takenoprisoner

It isn’t God-forsaken. He has put it on the hearts of many Christians to reach out to them. And, it is the only thing which will help them to see that each one is created in the image of God. The reason it is such a caldron of evil is that the people have turned their backs on God and worshipped Satan. Nevertheless, God is still reaching out and calling His people back to Himself.


29 posted on 12/09/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by Jemian
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To: earlJam

Earl? Is that you?


30 posted on 12/09/2010 7:26:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Josh Painter; onyx
The Haiti visit was the second foreign trip to surface Thursday. Palin is also planning possible visits next year to Israel and Britain.

The Haiti trip could serve two distinct political purposes for Palin.

Another hit piece in a long line of hit pieces with many more to come. Bring it on Politico, etc. The moreyou keep Sarah Palin in the news the more people get to know that she is the real deal and not going for political expediency.

31 posted on 12/09/2010 7:39:26 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Jemian

Haiti certainly gives the appearance of being God forsaken. Besides, God has a history of turning his back on people. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?


32 posted on 12/09/2010 7:46:52 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: takenoprisoner
Haiti certainly gives the appearance of being God forsaken. Besides, God has a history of turning his back on people.

Kind of in a "God so loved the world.... except for Haiti" kind of way.

That must be in the New Revised Standard International Chain-Smoking Reference Version.

33 posted on 12/09/2010 7:52:34 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Josh Painter

I’ve been to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic (the other side of the island of Hispaniola). It’s like two different worlds. The Dominicans are hard working and truly making progress. Haiti is truly a Third World hellhole.


34 posted on 12/09/2010 7:55:43 PM PST by bwc2221
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I hope her real purpose there is to break ground on the new UN building


35 posted on 12/09/2010 7:56:08 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Josh Painter

I’ve been to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic (the other side of the island of Hispaniola). It’s like two different worlds. The Dominicans are hard working and truly making progress. Haiti is truly a Third World hellhole.


36 posted on 12/09/2010 7:56:32 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: takenoprisoner
Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?

Well, no, not personally, although my last name really and truly is Lott. ;)

You do have a point. But, we cannot know when that time is. We have been ordered to take the Gospel into all the world, to the farthest reaches, to all the islands and to every tribe, tongue and nation. And, I believe, that as long as someone is prompted by the Holy Spirit to go, they must go. To do otherwise is dangerous. Remember Jonah?

So we go. We go and share Christ, and we keep sharing Christ until He returns and gathers His ransomed people in. What a glorious day that will be!

37 posted on 12/09/2010 7:58:31 PM PST by Jemian
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To: RedMDer

Yep, you’re right about politico - very difficult for those democrats to gets any facts straight when they’re so busy taking orders from the dnc.


38 posted on 12/09/2010 8:16:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: stormer

> “Long way to go for a photo-op.”

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The only way the LSM turns this into any kind of photo-op is if they catch Sarah mispronouncing some name...


39 posted on 12/09/2010 8:16:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: tubebender

> “I wondered if they might hit a iceberg going down there...”

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Traversing the Gulf Stream?

Yes, very likely!


40 posted on 12/09/2010 8:21:12 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“Hey, everybody just stay out of haiti!!

I am sick of pouring in billions to these God forsaken hell holes run by con men called “Leaders”...”

Right on! recovering Ex-hippie. Haiti is a perfect example of how socialist/war lords create misery and death. Go across the river into the Dominican Republic and it’s like paradise by comparison - yet same ‘geography’ and ‘demographic’ but the difference is only in the form of gov’t. Very similar to Milton’s comparison of Japan and India after WWII.

Best would be to hand over the whole island to the Dominicans and let them restore rule of law and private property on the other side of the river.


41 posted on 12/09/2010 8:21:47 PM PST by Kent C
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To: earlJam

“Even more so if she would have done this earlier.”
________________________

Please tell us about your trip to Haiti to help the people there. You DID go, didn’t you? Otherwise you wouldn’t be dissing her not not going sooner, right?

- JP


42 posted on 12/09/2010 8:23:35 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter
an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement.

So glad she's moving about off shore. This is a very good thing...Britain and others as well...exciting as this is what Presidents do...getting her feet wet yet AGAIN! Very good move on her part. However I disagree her image is 'limited' to the tea party movement....her image goes worldwide as has been seen and reported.

43 posted on 12/09/2010 8:29:04 PM PST by caww
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To: editor-surveyor

Especially in a airplane eh


44 posted on 12/09/2010 8:29:48 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: earlJam
Even more so if she would have done this earlier.

Yeah well, she's been a little busy lately, what with midterm congressional elections and all, not to mention an idiot president who needs his feet held to the fire. But hell, you knew that anyway didn't you junior.

45 posted on 12/09/2010 8:30:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (AS)
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To: lonestar

I am still laughing, you told him!!!


46 posted on 12/09/2010 8:31:29 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH 2012 OR BUST)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And lets not forget her celebrity tour on the reality shows.


47 posted on 12/09/2010 8:37:07 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Josh Painter
Excellent!! Love Sarah and Franklin. Franklin has the courage to speak truth, and so does Sarah.

Franklin also knows that Obama is NOT a Christian, he as much as said so a number of times, without actually saying it.

Glad that I am not the only one that KNOWS Obama is NOT a Christian

48 posted on 12/09/2010 8:37:31 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH 2012 OR BUST)
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To: bIlluminati

I agree but only in part....their religious practices harm thier critical thinking processes a great deal.....alone they cannot pull this off any more than India’s been able to without allot of outside people coming in and devoting massive amounts of time and energy to lift them above their circumstances. And as you say those with any grey matter to use are corrupt so until they have those removed and a stable government it simply is not going to happen no matter how much money is funded there.

When the people voted in the past, they put in office leadership who daily sought guidance from a decapitated head he consulted in making his decisions. So the people are unable to elect “sane” individuals. As I see it a transitional government is the only way to even begin getting Haiti on it’s feet...and the people will rebel against that. I really do not hold much hope for the country to be more than what it is.


49 posted on 12/09/2010 8:38:11 PM PST by caww
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To: Josh Painter

Yes, I went there. It was before the earthquake.

Did you go?


50 posted on 12/09/2010 8:38:59 PM PST by earlJam
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