Sarah Palin Heading to Haiti

Alaskan will visit relief sites with evangelist Franklin Graham
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 1:18 AM CST
Sarah Palin arrives at the Asheville, NC airport last month for a visit with the Graham family. At left is Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham.   (AP Photo/The Citizen-Times, Stephen Miller)

(Newser) – Haiti—torn by post-election violence and suffering from a cholera outbreak that has killed well over 2,000 people—now has a visit from Sarah Palin to look forward to this weekend. The Alaskan will travel to the country with evangelist Franklin Graham, and plans to visit cholera relief sites, Politico reports. A Palin staffer says she will probably be joined by husband Todd and daughter Bristol.

Graham, whose organization has treated thousands of Haitians and flown in planeloads of medical aid, says he appreciates Palin's willingness to visit the country. "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," the controversial preacher said in a statement.

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