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Sarah Palin headed to Haiti for humanitarian effort

The former Alaska governor plans to visit Haiti this weekend to aid humanitarian efforts. She planned to travel there with the Rev. Franklin Graham as part of the outreach of his Samaritan's Purse relief organization.

A spokeswoman for the group confirmed Palin planned to visit relief sites this weekend. The visit comes as rising tension in Haiti's capital threatened to turn into a violent confrontation between warring supporters of two presidential candidates.

At least one person died from gunshot wounds and at least two others were injured in an incident on the capital's central square where thousands of displaced earthquake victims are still camped out.

The State Department reissued a travel warning to the country and recommended against nonessential travel. Graham said he appreciates Palin's willingness to visit Haiti during such troubled times.

"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," he said in a statement.

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Jalangaya

Gracious Gov. Sarah Palin is a kind, charitable, Christian lady, and she is very close to the Graham family. Haiti should be a learning experience for her.

chris16

Palin has been on Fox news since the beginning of the Haiti's disaster. Anderson Cooper,CNN, was broadcasting on site coverage of the disaster.
Jan. 2010 Palin was on fox talking (O'Reilly & Beck) about her book. Palin didn't voice one word of concern for Haiti.
Now Greta and the cameras & Palin are going to Haiti for a photo-op.

joe blow

let's hope Sarah contracts cholera while she's there and let's say succumbs before she can come back to the US.
consider it saving the USA from extinction!
God would be doing us all a favor!

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