December 12th, 2010
08:13 PM ET
12 years ago

In Haiti, Palin urges U.S. to do more to help

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in Haiti on Sunday, urging the U.S government and other Americans to do more to help the earthquake-ravaged country.

"Not to get political, but if some of the politicians would come here and see the conditions perhaps they would see the need for, say, a military airlift to bring the supplies that are so needed here," she said.

Filed under: Haiti • Sarah Palin
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. bob

    Wasn't she among the many Republicans who said we were spending too much money following the hurricane. This person is so confusing.

    December 12, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Indy

    It is good to see Mayor Palin trying to something other then spread lies, fear and hate for a couple of days. Good for her that she is on her first trip there and seeing this first hand, and hopefully she can do some fundraising for these victims.

    December 12, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. GL

    She is a year late and really don't care about the people Hatit. She is so fake.

    December 12, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Elibrun Pierre

    I'm glad someone likes former gorvenor Palin has eyes opened to Haiti.

    December 12, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  5. John

    Nice photo op.
    I was waiting for her to proclaim that Obama isn't doing enough for Haiti. Republicans want lower tax and at the same time they want the government to do more. If this doesn't make any sense to you, welcome to my world.

    December 12, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  6. labman57

    Irony. The single biggest obstacle to efforts by the American government to provide financial and material aid to the people of Haiti has been the obstructionism of Congressional Republicans.

    December 12, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. Percy

    What happened to her teaparty cut spending, lower taxes and take care of ourselves first motto?

    December 12, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  8. sharon

    It is a shame that Palin is using Haiti for her own political gain, where was she after the earthquake...People are not stupid but the press wants to brain wash us into believing that she is so important

    December 13, 2010 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  9. once upon a horse

    hmm I wonder why Sarah didn't come out against Rush Limbaugh when he was telling his dittoheads NOT to help Haiti. Had she done that I could have had more respect for her saying this now. She was silent just like the rest of the righties when he did that. So to me this is just a photo op.

    December 13, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  10. Mike

    Perhaps she should address this to her own party, which traditionally detests foreign aid.

    December 13, 2010 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  11. Jen

    maybe she will stay there forever. maybe she should run for president there.

    December 13, 2010 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  12. 60s survivor

    oh now she wants to help someone. she may get all democratty on us.

    December 13, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    "Not to get political," Ms. Palin?
    But'cha are getting political, Sarah, ya'are!
    You are trying to enhance your self-reliance-advocating image with a little sweetly liberal do-gooder mixture of tough woman with a heart of gold.
    It would be NICE if we as the USA could help every impoverished, disaster-struck area of the world, and we used to be able to do that, when we were productive. Now that we don't produce much anymore–or do much work–we can't help others much: we've got too much trouble at home and need our own charity.
    Your mission, Sarah, should you choose to accept it, is to help make us productive again. We need you for that.

    December 13, 2010 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  14. jules sand-perkins

    Since her premature run for VP, Sarah Palin has had some very good advice and information from her helpers.
    It shows.
    She might profit from an awareness that members of the public–who vote, BTW–see through hypocritical social advocacy as easily as they comprehend the purpose of a worn-out, thick-wool suit worn by a sweating country preacher on the hottest Sunday of the summer.

    December 13, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  15. Duck Fallas

    Thanks for volunteering my tax dollars to support a pet cause of yours. Maybe, someday, if you come into some moey, you could throw in a few bucks of your own.

    December 13, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |