Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Palins Lend a Helping Hand in Alabama

The Palins stopped by Birmingham, AL today to help victims of last week's devastating tornados. Based on the reports, it sounds they weren't afraid to get their hands dirty! I wonder if Donald Trump plans on joining Franklin Graham in the cleanup efforts.

Todd Palin, four-time winner of the Iron Dog off-road snowmobile race across Alaska, along with his wife, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, joined Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to help tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday.

“I came here to work hard,” Todd said. “There’s no point in being here if you’re not going to work hard.”

After getting a safety briefing and talking with volunteers, the Palins joined a crew assisting homeowner J.L. Price. The couple helped haul off brush and debris, and with the rest of the crew, prayed with Mr. Price.

“It feels great to be working out here,” Sarah said. “I hope more people sign up with Samaritan's Purse so they can be blessed like I am today.”

The Price home took a direct hit from a tornado and sustained extensive damage.

“It’s hard to imagine anyone surviving this,” Todd said. “What a terrifying time it must have been for them. This just really gets you.”

While going through the debris, Todd found a wooden plaque bearing the Price name and nailed it to a tree, one of the few things remaining standing on the property.

This is the third time the Palins have participated in Samaritan’s Purse relief efforts.


More photos are available HERE


Anonymous said...

SP looks good even while working. Romney's hair got messed up when he was helping remove trees after the CA wildfires. I think SP manages to look better even than Romney did.


Anonymous said...

Sarah was there for a two minute photo-op and then she fled before her two inches of make-up melted.

Anonymous said...

Anon, what a sad person you are. The Palin's went to help a fellow man in need and you ridicule them for it. BTW, I'm sure if they didn't help somebody will come forth and spread the news that they were just there for a you could be vindicated but as of now you're still just a sad person. Good luck. You should read Doug's latest post...perhaps his story can brighten your day or your cold, black heart.


Anonymous said...

Dirty gloves, very clean shirts. I'm reminded of Matthew 6:2 "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full."

Anonymous said...

All work gloves are dirty no matter what time of day you put them on. Shirts are clean until they get unless you have proof as to what time this interview was taken...then your statement is shallow and ill-conceived. The Palins went to Alabama...the press sought out them.

I'm reminded of jerseyrepublican 8:45 "You're stupid and spiteful and cold, do not proclaim it with more stupid comments, as the morons do on the blogs and in the comfort of their home, to be judgmental as you often are , I tell you the truth, you are a cold, deceitful, stupid person."


Anonymous said...

I really liked it when I heard about the Palin's lending a hand with cleanup. I'm glad that RW posted this. As soon as I saw that he had I just knew that some of the low life Palin haters would come on here and say graceless things. Jersey is absolutely correct when he says that you have cold, black hearts.

I am quickly approaching the point where I really don't want to see Romney win so that America doesn't have to listen to years of insufferable, sanctimonious, smarm from the Romney supporters. Not that all Romney supporters fit that descriptions, but there sure are a lot of them who do.

Doug NYC GOP said...


How do we know it was "Romeny supporter" who made thse anon attacks?

Where is your intel? Or is this just your supposition getting ahead of you.

The anon comments were dumb, no doubt. But let us not ASSUME, for when we ASSUME, you make an ASS of you and ME.

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, people. I have no idea why some of you can't spot the libs who post here, who hate Sarah Palin. It's as plain as the nose on your face. These ARE NOT Romney supporters. Your radars needs some tuning.

Why don't you just ignore them, rather than get your shorts in a bunch every day. I do. I see comments about Romney like this all the time. Who in the world cares?

I have nothing to criticize the Palin's for in this story. I'm glad they went to help out. I don't think it was a photo op, but even if it was--who cares.


BOSMAN said...

Anon's IP is Newport Beach, CA.

If I'm not mistaken, a certain ROS PAIN IN THE ASS, lives there. Someone better known to many as, "CUT-N-PASTE"!

BOSMAN said...

I'm glad as well she went. Just as I was happy to see Romney helping those people in CA.

It's a great example to all, when well known people roll up their sleeves and give a hand in times of need.

Noelle said...

I have 2 thoughts about this. First of all, before anybody mocks Palin for a photo-op, remember that when celebrities and famous people get involved in good causes, it brings publicity to those good causes and encourages non-celebrities to also get involved. Second, kudos for Palin for pitching in and helping those people who have suffered such devastating losses as a result of the recent severe weather.

Just as it is unfair to attack Palin for her efforts (anon 8:11 and anon 8:31), it is also unfair to assume that those attackers are Romney supporters without some evidence.

Anonymous said...

My comment about how good Sarah looks when working was made in a light-hearted way. I, also, think that it's a good thing when people help each other. That includes the Palins and the Romneys. The anon comments were entirely inappropriate. Although I am not responsible for such comments, I am sorry that they occur.

By the way, I am a Romney supporter. People say rotten things about Romney all the time. The worst comments are made about his (and my) religious beliefs and things that I hold sacred. This is a part of the political world we live in. Part of the purpose of blogs like these is to help us be friends, in spite of our different opinions. If we all condemn those comments that are inappropriate, we will all be the better for it.


Revolution 2012 said...

Welcome back RWN!

kudos to Sarah and Todd for showing America how tough those in the south are having it after the storm devastation.

GetReal said...

I remember when that whole "whenever someone says something bad about Palin, it must be connected with Romney" knee-jerk situation began, and I'm sad to see it continue. There are a few Romney supporters who unfortunately reinforce the image, but I wouldn't exactly call it the majority.

As for this story, I'm glad the Palins lent a helping hand to someone in need and I hope they've helped inspire us all to do the same when possible.

GetReal said...

Oh yeah, and welcome back RW.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan, dont assume every negative comment about palin is done by a romney supporter. Im a romney supporter and Palin would be my second pick. Your starting to show your thin skin.