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Franklin Graham Returns to Haiti (with Sarah Palin--Pics!)
Samaritan's Purse Today ^ | December 11, 2010 | Samaritan's Purse

Posted on 12/11/2010 12:10:27 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham returned to Haiti today to survey our work with cholera patients, hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to hurting children, visit shelter communities we built in the aftermath of the January earthquake, tour our rubble removal activities, and debrief with staff on water, sanitation, shelter, targeted feeding, training programs, and 2011 needs.

Samaritan’s Purse teams have been working in Haiti since the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake in January. Still struggling to recover from the quake, the Haitian people have more recently suffered from the growing cholera epidemic that has already claimed more than 2,000 lives and from the hurricane that pummeled the island nation in November.

“I don't know of any people in recent years who have suffered more, and in such a short period of time than the people of this small country—with an earthquake, a hurricane, and now a cholera epidemic,” Graham said.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is accompanying Graham on the trip.

"I am pleased that Gov. Palin will accompany us on a brief trip to Haiti this weekend, and I appreciate her willingness to visit Haiti during such troubled times,” Graham said. “I believe Gov. Palin will be a great encouragement to the people of Haiti and to the organizations, both government and private, working so hard to provide desperately needed relief."

(Excerpt) Read more at samaritanspurse.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; graham; haiti; humanitarianrelief; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 12/11/2010 12:10:31 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: eaglesiniowa; 4woodenboats; mc5cents; oldmomster; florm15; Alice in Wonderland; sybilll; ...
(((((Ping)))))
2 posted on 12/11/2010 12:11:43 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I like Sarah. She is real.


3 posted on 12/11/2010 12:12:18 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Wow, is she awesome. I don’t know if she’d get my support for President. She definitely is all class, and a lovely Christian woman.

I hope she continues to be a player—and keeps working to topple enemies of freedom, whether they’re Marxists like Hussein or RINOs like Mike Castle.

Not every battle will be won, but who cares? All we have to do is keep fighting and victory will eventually be ours.


4 posted on 12/11/2010 12:14:47 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: freekitty

Yes she is, God bless Sarah and her family!!!


5 posted on 12/11/2010 12:16:45 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx

God bless them all. Thanks for posting!


6 posted on 12/11/2010 12:17:58 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That beautiful woman may very well be our next president,God Bless.


7 posted on 12/11/2010 12:20:47 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The left is going bonkers over this. Just search ‘Palin’ and ‘Haiti’ on twitter. Wishing for her death among other things.


8 posted on 12/11/2010 12:20:58 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

He looks more and more like his father every day. And what’s wrong with Governor Sarah Palin bringing the publicity that follows her everywhere to the poor, stricken people of Haiti? This is bigger than Mr. Obama, Secretary Clinton, President Clinton or Vice President Biden visiting there.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 12:26:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I see Todd joined them! He’s a star in his own right! ;-)
Thanks for posting these. I support this charity, it’s great to see my donation well spent!

And Sarah Palin, what a bonus! :-)


10 posted on 12/11/2010 12:27:24 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Man, she’s hot!

But I repeat myself.


11 posted on 12/11/2010 12:29:14 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Looks like Greta from FNC is in there too


12 posted on 12/11/2010 12:30:27 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I see Greta V in the pictures ... she has carried a LOT of water for Sarah ... and should get a LOT of credit for it. She also does a lot for worthy causes. I like her style.


13 posted on 12/11/2010 12:30:34 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bristol with Cissie Graham

14 posted on 12/11/2010 12:31:24 PM PST by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Al B.
The left is going bonkers over this. Just search ‘Palin’ and ‘Haiti’ on twitter. Wishing for her death among other things.

Ah yes, the paragons of compassion and tolerance strike again.

15 posted on 12/11/2010 12:35:01 PM PST by Marathoner (Repeal the 17th amendment, and the 16th for good measure.)
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To: Al B.

The left are not only sick and twisted but just downright mean. Screw ‘em.


16 posted on 12/11/2010 12:35:12 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She is almost always smiling and almost never looks bad, such as hillary’s pictures!


17 posted on 12/11/2010 12:35:11 PM PST by factmart
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

hmmmm..... The wrath of God is real and being felt in Haiti


18 posted on 12/11/2010 12:36:41 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: jessduntno

If we’re being objective, she probably puts Chris Matthews to shame. I don’t know the specifics and everything but her and the Gov are friends. I mean, I don’t think Obama and Matthews are friends. Or Obama and Olbermann or most of his other lefty fans. He could probably care less about them. He just uses them for his purposes.

But Greta has actually been to her home and hung out, she’s done these stories where she basically just hangs out with her husband and rides snow machines, etc...

The thing is I’m pretty sure Greta is fairly liberal politically, at least on social issues. Her husband was a big Hillary supporter. And Greta in general has supported women in politics. But it’s more than that. There’s a personal connection between the two of them that you don’t often see. I just think it’s a genuine friendship.

Was W friends with any reporters/TV people? Did he hang out with any of them? Even supporters. I mean, I don’t think Hannity was flying down to his ranch and riding horses with Laura. Did any reporters ever go out to Reagan’s ranch and hang out with him?

It certainly is interesting.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 12:52:03 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

“Was W friends with any reporters/TV people? Did he hang out with any of them? Even supporters. I mean, I don’t think Hannity was flying down to his ranch and riding horses with Laura. Did any reporters ever go out to Reagan’s ranch and hang out with him?”

No. But none of them was “just one of the guys” with camera crews going on hunting trips and hanging around their house doing a semi-documentary series, either.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 12:58:35 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: Al B.
"The left is going bonkers over this. Just search ‘Palin’ and ‘Haiti’ on twitter. Wishing for her death among other things.

"They fear you because you're different. They hate you because your free."

Name the movie, and you'll see the irony.
21 posted on 12/11/2010 1:00:04 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jeltz25

“If we’re being objective, she probably puts Chris Matthews to shame.”

Somehow, I missed that first sentence. No, I don’t think she has a “tingle” and she pressed her pretty hard in some of the early interviews, if you saw them. Sometimes VERY hard, especially in the campaign. I agree she has probably become intrigued (who wouldn’t?) and is glad to have access, but Chrissy-like? No, I don’t think so. Plus, there is a “there” there, unlike the Zero, in whom you could become interested.


22 posted on 12/11/2010 1:03:12 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
BTW, Sarah Palin's Alaska will replay the first four episodes tonight at 7pm, EST, on TLC.
23 posted on 12/11/2010 1:06:09 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The Palins are truely good Christian people and great Americans. Sarah is exactly who we need right now to keep us focused on the important issues we as a nation are facing.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 1:08:06 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: jessduntno

I agree she’d never be as over the top on the air as he is.

I just meant on a personal level she’s probably much closer than he is. I just meant I can see the two of them hanging out and doing something just because they’d enjoy each other’s company as friends(which they seem to already have done). I can’t ever see Obama if say he had lost in 2008 or if he loses in 2012 saying “Hey, Chris, why don’t you bring your wife over to the house and we’ll cook up some steaks and shoot the breeze”.

But then again, Gov Palin seems to be more friendly in general than Obama. He comes off as a bit of a cold fish. Notice how we never hear about any “Friends of Barack”. Remember how many “Friends of Bill” there were? Even during the campaign in 2007/2008, you never really saw anything about people the Obamas just hung out with or did stuff with(well, other than Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn I guess). Even people who don’t particularly care for her say she’s fun to be around and engaging. Good with people.

Greta does feature women on her show a lot. Dems, too, rare for FOX. She’s had Hillary Clinton on a few times. Rep Giffords from AZ has been on a bunch. She’s had Gov Brewer on a bunch. She also has folks like Gingrich, Bolton, Thune, Santorum, and Kyl on a bunch. But there does seem to be something extra with her and Gov Palin. Maybe it’s Todd, she seems to have a little spring in her step when he’s around.(mostly kidding with that one).

Can you imagine On The Record if Palin actually becomes President? I think they might just do the show live from the Blue Room.


25 posted on 12/11/2010 1:32:00 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The whole Palin family has my support and vote.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 1:39:40 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Great story, great pics. Sarah is the whole package. Thanks for posting.


27 posted on 12/11/2010 1:47:20 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: jessduntno

“I see Greta V in the pictures ... she has carried a LOT of water for Sarah ... and should get a LOT of credit for it. She also does a lot for worthy causes. I like her style.”

I saw the same.

At first Greta seemed fascinated and curious. It didn’t take long especially after her first visit to Wasilla that not only was she impressed but saw just how real the woman is.


28 posted on 12/11/2010 1:52:44 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: RedMDer

“The Palins are truely good Christian people and great Americans”

I see your call and raise you that Sarah is the embodiment of “For the people, by the people, and of the people”


29 posted on 12/11/2010 1:55:41 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: pillut48

Todd just quietly goes about doing what he does well; being a strong, no nonsense man, speaking his mind when asked, and a sound mind it is.


30 posted on 12/11/2010 2:01:42 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: diverteach

The left continues to criticize and bash this generous, family loving, country loving, people loving soul but praise a selfish, elitist, snobby First Lady. Instead of visiting a needed nation the First Lady would rather pageant a vulgar display of wealth in Spain.


31 posted on 12/11/2010 2:20:18 PM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“I don’t know if she’d get my support for President. She definitely is all class, and a lovely Christian woman”

The reason she reminds me of Reagan, is she isn’t an Ivy Leaguer but she has the common sense and humility to surround herself with an administration made up of moral honest people. If you can manage people and have that built in BS detector then you can surround yourself with people that do know the issues inside and out.

Anyone that can run circles around the liberal left such as she has done for the last two years could definitly handle her own when dealing with terrorists.

Out of all the people that are currently in politics she has shown that she is unafraid, and has that political instinct that only Reagan had.


32 posted on 12/11/2010 2:28:35 PM PST by ODDITHER
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bump


33 posted on 12/11/2010 2:35:39 PM PST by Lakeside
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Well, that’s one more visit than obama has made to Haiti


34 posted on 12/11/2010 2:38:36 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking of Clinton...where is the billion $$’s he collected for Haiti? When will Haiti receive those monies?


35 posted on 12/11/2010 2:43:26 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: aphid
Is Cissie Graham Franklin Graham's daughter? She's very pretty too.
36 posted on 12/11/2010 2:43:59 PM PST by Humal
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“Not every battle will be won, but who cares? All we have to do is keep fighting and victory will eventually be ours.”

Mega dittos to that.

Great pix btw!


37 posted on 12/11/2010 2:45:05 PM PST by jocon307
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To: shield

In a safe place in Chappaqua, New York, why do you ask?


38 posted on 12/11/2010 2:49:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: Al B.

Screw the haters. Sarah probably gets death threats every single day from those loons. This is what I think, whatever those leftist loons wish on the Palins, I hope that karma turns around and bites them in the ass. Sarah doesn’t care what those morons think, she is living her life and helping people. God Bless her!


39 posted on 12/11/2010 3:08:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jeltz25

Greta’s husband is still an informal adviser for Sarah. Her interviews though were on the up and up. Greta does a great job, like a real reporter.


40 posted on 12/11/2010 3:08:31 PM PST by libbylu
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To: libbylu

I think Greta’s husband did the legal work to set up SarahPAC.


41 posted on 12/11/2010 3:18:07 PM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: diverteach

Right you are.


42 posted on 12/11/2010 3:26:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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Nothing but a photo op.....(PICS!)
43 posted on 12/11/2010 3:32:33 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How condescending, her down there where they have no food with $200 sunglasses on. How dare she show them how much better she is than them. /S


44 posted on 12/11/2010 3:38:06 PM PST by momto6
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To: pillut48
I'm glad you support a charity that helps Haiti. But I know from experience that what they need is medicines and water purification tablets. These things save lives.

Sarah. Todd, Bristol weigh what combined? Four hundred fifty pounds? That's tens of thousands of water purification tablets. It's hundreds of tarps. It's thousands of bottles of medicines. It's thousands of tubes of monistat (which is a top three need). It's tens of thousands of anti-malarial pills.

Those are the things that are needed. Those are the things that save lives. Pictures of Palin or sean Penn accomplish nothing but publicity.

45 posted on 12/11/2010 3:39:26 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911
Sarah. Todd, Bristol weigh what combined? Four hundred fifty pounds? That's tens of thousands of water purification tablets.

You are an idiot.

46 posted on 12/11/2010 3:49:07 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Love this!


47 posted on 12/11/2010 3:56:22 PM PST by ShandaLear (Where on Earth is Barack Obama?)
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To: wtc911

You’ve got a lot of competition, but that may be the stupidest post I’ve ever seen.


48 posted on 12/11/2010 4:04:47 PM PST by altura
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To: Jean S
In the Bible there is the story of the sanctimonious twit who criticized the woman for using expensive oils to annoint the feet of the Christ. Used the same schtick--"That oil could have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor." Jesus rebuked the sanctimonious twit.
49 posted on 12/11/2010 4:09:14 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: wtc911

Ding—ding—ding! We have a winner for

THE STUPIDEST POST OF THE YEAR!!!!


50 posted on 12/11/2010 4:11:48 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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