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Franklin Graham: Palin's Compassion Touched Haitians' Hearts
Newsmax.com ^ | 12/16/2010 | Henry J. Reske and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 12/16/2010 2:52:32 PM PST by unseen1

Sarah Palin’s visit to the earthquake-ravaged Haiti showed she is not “afraid to get her hands dirty,” says the Rev. Franklin Graham. The former Alaska governor is a “woman of strong principle and no question she has a strong faith in God,” the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham said during a Newsmax.TV interview in which he discussed his hosting her Haitian visit......

...The former GOP vice-presidential candidate “has tremendous compassion for people, she loves people, and she cares deeply about people,” Graham said. “She was an encouragement not only to the staff and to the relief workers (but) even to the Haitian people who didn’t know her,” Graham said.

“She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots. Now, you have to understand a cholera clinic, these cots have been soaked in urine, and fecal matter, and vomit. Cholera is a horrible thing, and she just sat right there in the middle of it, holding peoples’ hands, talking to people, holding babies, it was an amazing thing. She’s quite a lady and not afraid to get her hands dirty.”....

.....As for Graham’s appraisal of Palin, he said: “When you read her book ‘Going Rogue,’ she gives a testimony on how she gave her life to God. And the last page of her book ‘Going Rogue,’ she mentions or says to the reader if you haven’t done what I’ve done, I encourage you to do it. And she invites a person to invite God into their heart, their life. I’ve seen the governor on a number of occasions and no question her faith is a big part of her life — that’s who she is. She’s a believer in Jesus Christ, a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, that’s just her makeup. It’s her DNA.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charity; cholera; christian; epidemic; freepressforpalin; graham; haiti; lsm; obama; palin; religion; sarahpalin
There is a video interview of Franklin Graham at link.

so much for the photo-op meme

1 posted on 12/16/2010 2:52:36 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

A strong, sincere Christian. No wonder the left hates her.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 2:54:51 PM PST by Spok (Clueless, classless, clown...Obama.)
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To: unseen1

Sarah has dealt with PDS which is worse than anything a cholera clinic could throw at her.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 2:57:36 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Spok
Gov Palin is a person that the more one learns and see of her the more they like her. Very unheard of in a politician. Those that have turned away from God react to her like a vampire to a cross.
4 posted on 12/16/2010 2:57:45 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1; onyx
so much for the photo-op meme

Well said...There are some here that should read this but maybe they'd just say it was a photo op for Franklin Graham too. Many, many here know it wasn't.

5 posted on 12/16/2010 3:00:04 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Spok

“A strong, sincere Christian. No wonder the left hates her.”

Yes.


6 posted on 12/16/2010 3:00:41 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: JPG

True. Evil is worse than sickness. Some say PDS is a sickness but IMO its evilness; because it has no other rhyme nor reason. Just hate.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 3:00:55 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

This doesn’t really surprise me at all. She is indeed a woman of strong faith, which is what we need if we want a politician with a moral compass that can be trusted.

And, no, this wasn’t Sarah’s idea of a photo op. I presume that she had the opportunity to meet with Franklin Graham, and that he invited her to come along on a trip he had already planned. It was Graham’s idea, not hers, although she was glad to have the experience of going with him on such a charitable visit.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 3:01:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Spok

“No wonder the left hates her”

and a portion of FR


9 posted on 12/16/2010 3:02:08 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Cicero

Yes, follow the link and watch the video. Rev Graham makes it clear it was his idea.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 3:02:52 PM PST by unseen1
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To: GoCards

I think the OBEY ORDERS crowd on FR hates her.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 3:03:59 PM PST by bvw
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To: wilkev; eaglesiniowa; 4woodenboats; oldmomster; mc5cents; florm15; Alice in Wonderland; sybilll; ...

((((((((((Palin Ping)))))))))))


12 posted on 12/16/2010 3:05:30 PM PST by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: bvw

I think its more the sexists that hate her on FR. Not all but enough have shown they don’t like her because she is a woman and no other reason.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 3:07:08 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

She does have a lovely smile, and sometimes when you’re really, really sick, it helps a lot to get that (particularly knowing that the person is actually doing something to try to help you).

Haiti’s big problem is political, but that’s not going to change until the US government changes. Clinton has major business dealings with the corrupt Marxists in Aristide’s party, as well as dealings with his family and that of Preval, and the US is so leftist-slanted that we are completely ignoring the Haitians’ complaints about their election, which was obviously stolen by the left.

But unless they get a major change in their government, nothing is every going to improve for Haitians.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 3:08:54 PM PST by livius
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To: unseen1

Excellent video!


15 posted on 12/16/2010 3:09:08 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GoCards
Fortunately the portion of FR that has PDS is small, actually fairly infinitesimal.

Unfortunately, they are loud, post often, and are obnoxious, making them feel and seem like there are a lot of them....

16 posted on 12/16/2010 3:10:47 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: livius
Haiti is a classic example that capitalists can and should use to show what happens when man's ability to provide for their families is taken away and instead man becomes wards of the state.

Still it is not the people's fault like you say but those in power....

17 posted on 12/16/2010 3:12:33 PM PST by unseen1
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To: Clyde5445
Palin family tithe 10% of their own income. Wonder how much they helped raise in addition to that for Samaritan’s Purse?
18 posted on 12/16/2010 3:13:28 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: unseen1
Gov Palin is a person that the more one learns and see of her the more they like her. Very unheard of in a politician. Those that have turned away from God react to her like a vampire to a cross.

How very true.

19 posted on 12/16/2010 3:13:40 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: jazusamo
yes I recommend that people click and watch the video. Rev Graham is a class act. We need more people like Graham and Palin as role models....
20 posted on 12/16/2010 3:14:07 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

Sarah truly walking out the talk. . . very rare and truly a sign of greatness of character and spirit! You go Sarah!


21 posted on 12/16/2010 3:14:59 PM PST by mstar ("Immediate State Action")
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To: unseen1
With all the media interest this woman seems to provoke, you'd think I would have seen a single photo from her visit.

On the other hand this is the US news media we're talking about.

22 posted on 12/16/2010 3:23:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: hoosiermama

Probably alot. The Palin’s are very generous when it comes to giving.


23 posted on 12/16/2010 3:23:54 PM PST by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: unseen1

I’m a sexist. In the sense that men are men and women are women, and each is unique. And even in my view that the voting franchise should be limited to one vote per household, where the household is owned or leased long-term.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 3:24:42 PM PST by bvw
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To: unseen1
I think its more the sexists that hate her on FR.

I agree, unseen. As a matter of fact, I have pointed it out before. You can always tell them apart from the regular PDS'ers.

25 posted on 12/16/2010 3:33:08 PM PST by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans)
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To: unseen1

“Haiti is a classic example that capitalists can and should use...”

I used to think the best thing the Haitians could do would be to petition to become a colony (or “territory” if the word “colony” was too offensive) of the US for some limited period of time - say two generations or so.

But that was before Obama.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 3:34:06 PM PST by Stosh
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To: GoCards; onyx

“No wonder the left hates her”

“and a portion of FR”

Just my own crackpot theory, but I don’t think there are any true conservatives who hate her. I think they distrust that she could possibly be so true ... and can not bear to be let down again, which I understand, but to look at her and think that she is going to become a RINO, ala John Mccain or Mitt Romney is just plain crazy. As this piece says, she is EXACTLY who you think she is. And that scares and intimidates a lot of people.

And especially a lot of men who might give lip service to believing women are equal to the task, but they really don’t believe it. And they really don’t want to just come right out and say that.

Then you got your basic self doubters who know they couldn’t begin to march through this life with this kind of steel and they need to tear it down.

It freaks people out to see someone like this. She is like Winston Churchill was in his spirit.

She is resolute.


27 posted on 12/16/2010 3:35:14 PM PST by jessduntno (Want US national secrets safe? Store them with Obama's transcripts and birth certificate.)
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To: unseen1

Some of the inordinate attacks are of a “spiritual matter” for those who understand what I’m saying, it goes beyond mere partisan politics.....that’s not saying that politicians or public figures are not good christians if they don’t get attack unmercifully like this, but I remember what Apostle Peter said 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange is happening, But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

All of the mocking and insults, all of the outrageous lies and backstabbing that is at a level very few if many public figures have endured or experience in a lifetime, but all will triumph if they endure to the end.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 3:37:49 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

good points


29 posted on 12/16/2010 3:41:51 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

I completely concur. I was not too happy with an unknown as VP but she has shown in the last two years she has the stuff we need. She is much more thick skinned than the current teleprompter too.


30 posted on 12/16/2010 4:03:35 PM PST by Jolla
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To: unseen1

Another reason I love this lady and is in my prayers.


31 posted on 12/16/2010 4:14:33 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: unseen1

Great interview. I’d like to see someone like Fox or some of the conservtive talk shows pick this interview with Graham up and run with it.

Sarah is running laps around these pompous, plastic stuffed suits that populate Washington.


32 posted on 12/16/2010 4:16:31 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: unseen1

I do disagree with Franklin Graham suggestion that becoming a christian in “in your DNA”. If one is a christian they are christians because God has drawn that person unto Him. Although one might say that the DNA line could suggest that Franklin believes that whether one becomes a christian or not is determined by DNA might suggest that Franklin is a armchair Calvinist.


33 posted on 12/16/2010 4:18:12 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

re-read the quote. you are taking his quote out of context. He is saying that Palin is a Christian to her core. Not that she was a Chistian because of her DNA.....


34 posted on 12/16/2010 4:42:04 PM PST by unseen1
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Many are called, few are chosen. Seems to fit here.


35 posted on 12/16/2010 4:42:20 PM PST by itsahoot (We the people, allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: unseen1

or at least that is how I read it. i could see how you could get your POV also...


36 posted on 12/16/2010 4:56:29 PM PST by unseen1
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To: Spok


A strong, sincere Christian. No wonder the left hates her.

Some “people of color” like her.
Thus, the Democratic-Socialists (including the media) must destroy her.


37 posted on 12/16/2010 5:04:29 PM PST by VOA
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To: unseen1

My 80 year old dad she is a really nice woman but he wouldn’t vote for her.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 5:04:29 PM PST by libbylu
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To: jessduntno
It freaks people out to see someone like this. She is like Winston Churchill was in his spirit.

She is resolute

In my case I watched her back McCain for re-election and stand by while he totally destroyed a good Christian man. She did nothing to stop it or slow it down. I'll never be able to trust her again.

Would I vote for her? Probably, but I'll never trust her.

39 posted on 12/16/2010 5:06:55 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: bereanway
Sarah is running laps around these pompous, plastic stuffed suits that populate Washington.

Post of the day! Sarah can do that because she believes in what she says because she says what she believes and the plastic liars in DC hate that.

40 posted on 12/16/2010 5:14:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: jessduntno

She really seems to be just what the doctor ordered and God delivered. Thankyou, God.


41 posted on 12/16/2010 5:24:40 PM PST by Josephat
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To: libbylu

So you are saying you fathe ris sexist?


42 posted on 12/16/2010 5:48:21 PM PST by unseen1
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To: unseen1

That is not all he is, but he is 80 and set in his ways.


43 posted on 12/16/2010 6:23:02 PM PST by libbylu
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To: Lakeshark

“Unfortunately, they are loud, post often, and are obnoxious, making them feel and seem like there are a lot of them....”

So true, and makes one wonder doesn’t it as THAT IS precisely a tactic of the Leftists in gaining their way on matters.

Wondering if those whom protest so vigorously are as RINO’s.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 6:27:43 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: McGavin999

In my case I watched her back McCain for re-election and stand by while he totally destroyed a good Christian man.”

She took no part in it. I hold people responsible for their own actions. I disagreed with her staying loyal to John Mccain, but the act of loyalty was hers to make. I didn’t like it. But I sure as hell wouldn’t lose faith in someone based on what someone else does. That’s your call of course, but I know of nothing she did to “totally destroy” anyone.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 6:33:01 PM PST by jessduntno (Want US national secrets safe? Store them with Obama's transcripts and birth certificate.)
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To: libbylu
After 80 years I too would be set in my ways. I think the sexism issue will be the biggest hurdle for Palin going into the primary and general elections. I think if anyone can overcome it Gov Palin can. Hillary was unable to do it. But then again she wasn't prepared to face the slings and arrows. Palin has been forged in the fires and IMO can overcome it. We shall see
46 posted on 12/16/2010 7:39:06 PM PST by unseen1
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To: jessduntno
Standing by and watching it, since she started it, is as bad if not worse then participating in it herself. Don't even attempt to excuse it by calling it loyalty.

Make all the exucuses you want, it will not change the fact that I will never be able to trust her, or her judgement, again.

47 posted on 12/17/2010 3:58:50 AM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: McGavin999

I am glad that Sarah is not a back stabber-as much as I might how wanted her to be regarding McCain. Some times the right thing stinks.


48 posted on 12/17/2010 6:44:36 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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