(photos by Photo by MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News)
Instead of attending the National Governors Association Meeting in DC this weekend, she's traveling to rural Western Alaska bringing food to families in need. She's been receiving a lot of criticism because locals perceive that she's not focusing on Alaska, and instead on national issues, but that's not the case. Even though she's been completely focused on Alaska, the perception is still there.
Palin, Parnell to Travel to Western Alaska
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-33 - Office of the Governor
Governor, Lt. Governor to Travel to Western Alaska
February 19, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Following up on several trips to Western Alaska by multi-agency state personnel, Governor Sarah Palin and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will travel with Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, to the communities of Marshall and Russian Mission on Friday. Samaritan's Purse is a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid across the world. Working with private sector and nonprofit resources, an estimated 10,000 pounds of food will be distributed to more than 200 Alaska families in need.