Palin to make surprise trip to Haiti
December 9th, 2010
06:19 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin to make surprise trip to Haiti

(CNN) - It turns out that Sarah Palin's next overseas trip won't be to England or Israel, as was widely reported Thursday.

CNN has learned that the former Alaska governor will be traveling to Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham and his relief organization Samaritan's Purse.

They will be visiting a cholera clinic, among other stops.

Filed under: Haiti • Sarah Palin
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. inutah

    Palin IS a big trip.

    December 9, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  2. wjmbloom

    Maybe she could stay and be their president.

    December 9, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. Stan the Man

    Hasn't Haiti and its people suffered enough? Sarah, keep your circus in the U.S. where trivial nonsense is appreciated. The Haitian people need real help not a scripted photo op.

    December 9, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    This woman has no shame.

    Most Haitians only make $2 a day, and the grizzly grifter is headed there to bilk them out of their 2 bucks?

    Just stay in "real 'Merica" where you already have a willing flock of sheeple to fleece!

    December 9, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  5. sam

    she will bring the meat

    December 9, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  6. Tim Doogan

    NOBODY CARES, CNN!!! What good can possibly come of this? If your goal in putting the name "Palin" on your homepage is to make idiots like me get angry, you have succeeded.

    December 9, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  7. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    Be sure Sister Sarah is no where near the purse stings, or it will be an Empty Samaritan Purse!

    December 9, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  8. O_o

    Oh lawd, WHY?!
    As though Haiti didn't have enough to deal with.

    December 9, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  9. David, CA

    Another PR stunt from the village idiot. What does she intend to do down there? They have enough problems without adding her stupidity into the mix. I can see it now, "Yep, looks like ya gotcha some cholera down here (wink) yes sir gotcha some cholera."

    December 9, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  10. Aquarius

    Two words: publicity stunt. IIt's an attempt to look presidential. If she cared she would have went sooner, or donated beforehand.

    December 9, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. AC

    Good for her. I have said enough negative comments about her. Now she needs to visit other countries to EXPERIENCE how others live and pay taxes. Europeans pay more taxes then the US, its about 65% now, give or take a few percentage points. EXPERIENCE and GROW in KNOWLEDGE. That's so you don't shoot off your mouth, without any background. Be prepared to take some hits, because you QUIT your J O B, midterm. People outside of the United States are not all liberal media types, just in case you want to put a label on the. LEARN SARAH LEARN !

    December 9, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    You don't need immunizations, $arah – Alaskans are immune.

    (tee hee hee hee hee)

    December 9, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  13. Lynn

    Does she think Haitti will offer more photo-ops? They certainly can't offer her more cash for her coffers, so somebody is feeding her a line that she is needed there; Todd maybe?. No way does he want a real job again, it's much easier if he keeps Sarah pumping in the cash. Will she actually be nursing the sick, hahahaha? She can't even care for her own brood.

    December 9, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  14. Ed

    Palin, palin save it. No one knows you outside the US. I want see if you draw 200,000 people to see you overseas like Obama did in Germany. Good luck with all that.

    December 9, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. mtnmedic

    NOW she goes to Haiti.

    Too little, too late, Miss Prissy Dingbat. We all know you're doing it just to pad your resume and make yourself look better. Why don't you just go back to your little hole in Alaska and stay there? Your 15 minutes of fame are over and everyone is getting sick of seeing and hearing all about you and your crazy family. As bad as Obama might be, he'll STILL whip your butt in the next election. That's how much of a JOKE you are.

    December 9, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Jerry

    Does Sarah Palin even know where Haiti is?

    December 9, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Phillfoss

    The village Idiot headed to the village? Let's hope they don't let her leave. I'm still considering a class action suit against John McCain, this is all his fault.

    December 9, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  18. Indy

    How many other ex Mayors are travelling to Haiti. Mayor Palin is a little late but she had to cram those high security book signings before making a trip that thousands with less money have made over the past few years to Haiti. The trips she is planning abroad are going to be the same as any other US citizen would make and she will have nothing to talk about that would be different from anyone else. She holds no office and has no inteleegence from the US Government that she can share. Who elected her to go and make a fool of herself and the US in other countries ? Mayor Palin is just an unemployed citizen with enough money to travel which is not really news

    December 9, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. Geoff Zinderdine

    It's just one disaster hitting Haiti after another. Now Sarah Palin?? What did these poor people do wrong?

    December 9, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  20. Mat Joachim

    That's really nice of you Mrs Palin. I usually don't agree with but I'll give you this one.

    December 9, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  21. nolabear

    Is there no one this woman won't exploit? For shame.

    December 9, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  22. grant

    She didn't like Hawaii, she's gonna love Haiti.

    December 9, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  23. American Bear

    When I read the headline, my heart raced and a smile came over my face. Then I learn she is not moving to Haiti, my smile is gone.

    2 bucks says she will not donate 2 bucks.

    This is such a photo op, we all know that Sarah only has feelings for the USA; America by Heart. She could not find Haiti on a map, and I am talking about a map of the Carribean.

    We can only hope for a well timed after shock.

    December 9, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  24. Robrob

    Well at least this time her staff won't have to embellish her "international travel" like during the campaign.

    December 9, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  25. corey

    Hasn't Haiti already been through enough!?! They just can't catch a break...

    December 9, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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