CNN is reporting that Fox News contributor Sarah Palin will be “traveling to Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham and his relief organization Samaritan's Purse” where “they will they will be visiting a cholera clinic, among other stops.”
While it is admirable that the former half-term Governor of Alaska will be bringing awareness to these clinics, one can't help but point out that her travel partner is Franklin Graham -- a man who said Islam is “a very evil and a very wicked religion,” that Muslims must “strap a bomb on” in order to “please God,” and that Obama was “born a Muslim” and he'll just have to take the President's word for it that he's now a Christian.
But, I digress.
Perhaps Palin will use the trip as an opportunity to "refudiate" radio host Rush Limbaugh and her Fox News colleague Glenn Beck for their deplorable comments following the major earthquake that devastated Haiti in January:
- After earthquake, Rush says Haiti produces “zilch, zero, nada,” asks when Obama will call for Aristide to be returned
- Limbaugh: Obama will use Haiti to boost credibility with “light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country”
- Limbaugh says, "[W]e've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax"
- Beck, Stossel agree U.S. aid to Haiti will be mishandled, “there will even be ripoffs in the systems that they install”
- Beck discusses foreign aid to Haiti, complains the U.S. is becoming a socialist banana republic, like Haiti
- Beck on foreign aid to Haiti: “Have you been to Detroit lately, Mr. President?”
- Beck adopts Limbaugh's criticism, says Obama is “dividing the country” by reacting “so rapidly on Haiti”
Maybe I shouldn't hold my breath. After all, she castigated then White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel over the use of an offensive term for those with Down syndrome but saw no problem with Beck and Limbaugh doing the same.
And don't forget, Palin said she stands with Glenn Beck -- so she isn't likely to say anything that might make him cry.