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Last weekend, a small notice in local newspapers revealed that Sarah Palin had stopped off in Montreat, NC, to visit the Graham family -- "evangelist" Billy Graham and his (reformed) cokehead son, Franklin Graham.
Franklin spent several years snorting coke, screwing everything in a skirt, and generally behaving like a good christian boy. Then, broke, he realized that his father's "evangelistic enterprise" was a real money-maker. So, ol' Franklin got religion, got forgiven, got saved, and GLORY HALLELUJAH -- Franklin is now the head of the Graham family business and the fortune of zillions of $$$$$.
Franklin runs an organization called "The Samaritan's Purse." Purse claims on their website to be an "International Christian relief and evangelism organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease."
Of course, an "international christian relief organization" can't function without a fleet of corporate airplanes.
And that brings us to Sarah Palin.
In her book tour, Palin claims that she's just like the rest of us, riding her tour bus from town to town.
Samaritan's Purse is flying Sarah around in one of its aircraft. She lands near her next book rally, gets on the bus, and rides into town on the bus.
Palin is flying around in a Beechcraft/King Air 300tail number N262SP (multi-engine, 11 passengers). The SP does not stand for Sarah Palin -- the plane is owned by Samaritans Purse.
This means that donations to SP are being used to haul Palin's carcass around. Wonder what the donors think of that?
Hmmm. Does this violate Samaritan's Purses 501c(3) status?
And -- get this -- I tried to check the flight activity for this airplane (N262SP) at Flightaware.com. The flight activity for this plane is blocked by the owner. Guess he doesn't want anyone to know where he is flying.
This is deceit and lies on so many levels it makes my head hurt to think about it.
But, then, you expected something different from a gang of biblethumpers??
Originally posted by December_Rain
Who gives a damn about her? She's a joke...not a funny one at that. Just observe the news and keep it in mind. If she ever decides to come on a political stage which is highly "doubtful", use the news then. Atm. she is nothing and these kinda news instead give her credence and try to make something out of her.
Originally posted by snusfanatic
reply to post by reasonable
oh no, a public figure with a fanatical following and fanatical haters decides to take private transportation across the country. can't see any reasonable reason for that
Originally posted by Seiko
As a private citizen she's free to fly about as she chooses. It is neat she takes the bus into the signings though. I'm not sure this is anymore an issue then stating she's putting up a false front to her fans. I'm sure they don't care that she flies in a jet though.
(Klobuchar refuses all private jet flights.)
Originally posted by Jackboot.Heel
This isn't news. Sarah Palin is not a topic of reasonable discussion.
The people who read this and laugh already hated her, and the ones that are going to want to tear your vocal cords out through your nostrils for posting this are going to love her unconditionally.
Originally posted by intrepid
I'm failing to see the issue here. What was she supposed to do? Have the jet land on the street so she can get off and sign books? It's logistics. You have to get from point A to point B.
Originally posted by expat2368
OH YES! They blocked aircraft tracking data...
Just another BASH SARAH load of malarky.
Originally posted by reasonable
She could have uh... taken the tour bush to the destinations? "One of us" can't handle riding from point A to point B on a luxury bus? She has to take a private jet from a christian charity? "One of us" can't fly a normal airline at the least? Give me a break..
Originally posted by reasonable
She could have uh... taken the tour bush to the destinations? "One of us" can't handle riding from point A to point B on a luxury bus? She has to take a private jet from a christian charity?
Give me a break..