September 4th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Convention to air Palin biography video

CNN

The RNC will air a video Thursday night highlighting Palin's biography.

(CNN) – A video highlighting Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's biography and record as Alaska's governor is set to air at the party's convention Thursday night, senior McCain aides tell CNN.

The three-minute video was originally slated to air Wednesday night before Palin's speech at the convention but was postponed due to time constraints. McCain aides said the video makes a "compelling" case for why John McCain chose Palin as his running mate.

"Mother, moose hunter, maverick," the video's narrator states. “Mayor, governor, maverick. The original maverick made an astute choice when he asked Governor Palin to join him in his effort to remake Washington.

"Alaska, a far corner of America that accounts for 20 percent of our domestic oil, has produced a remarkable woman who's never been afraid to put her city, state, or country first - regardless of consequences," the narrator continues.

soundoff (594 Responses)
  1. Virginia Democrat

    Notice how the moose is running away, haha.

    September 4, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Gail

    Here's some bright news:
    I've been doing CNN Comment surveys all last night and this morning re: Palin.

    80% against her
    20% for her

    September 4, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Charlotte

    These blogs are telling. Sarah has hit them where they live. She was attacked relentlessly on her qualifications. She fights back and she is shrill? Suddenly, Hillary is the best qualified woman in America. Suddenly, we Hillary supporters are so smart and well informed? I am amazed at the 'fear of defeat' I detect in the comments. Sarah was as aggressive as any VP has ever been. Obama only compares McCain to another Bush term. When is he going to explain how taxing business is going to help? Companies have fled this country due to taxes. I want to hear how his estate tax will effect me? Increased payroll taxes, how will they effect me? Increased Social Security taxes, how will they effect me? How will all of his give aways be paid for? Experience has taught me that anytime the government gives me something, they end up taking more then they give back.

    September 4, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Hockey Moms for Obama

    As a PETA member and a life-long vegetarian, I am totally repulsed by Palin's repeated brag of being a moose hunter. What did those moose do to you Sarah Palin??

    ***** HOCKEY MOMS FOR OBAMA ****************

    September 4, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. v.a.

    transparent. even the GOP pundits know it.

    September 4, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Lynn

    GREAT speech last night Sarah !!!

    GO SARAH !!!

    September 4, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. ClintonDem4Cynthia08

    Miss Congeniality isn't afraid to administer an old-fashioned beat-down. Annie Oakley brought a gun to a knife fight and made like the Obama-Biden ticket was a moose lazily meandering into her gun sights.

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. CG

    I think I just threw up in my mouth...this is sickening!

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. Rachel

    Alaska is ranked 47 out of 50 when it comes to population. If she can't get things in order in Alaska something is seriously wrong with her!

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. James

    If this part time soccer mom, part time gov., couldn't teach her 17 year old daughter good value's or moral's, then she should have at least told her about birth control pill's or condom's. Here's another example of what's wrong with this country. (children having children.) She can't run her family, how is she going to help run this country???

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. ANDY DAAS

    Who cares? Big deal.

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Mel

    LOOK AT THE PATRIOT. HATEFULL AND RELIGIOUS. I MEAN SARAH PALIN.

    OBAMA...08

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. John in Binghamton NY

    Are they going to show her shooting the moose in the background and eating it?

    The sad part is that people will vote based on this junk. Never mind that the GOP had the last 8 years (6 in congress) to do something, but all they did was damage. Never mind that Palin supports book banning, teaching creationism, and call global warming a myth.

    Yeah forget all of that, vote for bc she shoots guns and has some cool call names.

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. objective

    I thought the USA hit rock bottom by electing George Bush. Sarah Palin as VP would be a new low.

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. bridgette

    Shouldn't that have been done last nite and why are they not letting do interviews. What does that tell you about her. Let her get interviewed. Let us here for ourselves about her policies and what she believes in. She has delivered to prepared speeches and I would just like to hear her speak.

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. MINORITY WOMEN

    TIRED OF THIS PHONEY ALREADY.

    WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE ISSUES, NOT HER BIO

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. eric

    Republicans: Saying whatever the hell comes to their minds, regardless of its basis in reality. I think we're overdue for the next revelation to come out about Palin and her shady past and character.

    LOL. Good observation Virginia Democrat

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. TexasIndependent

    CNN should be ashamed. Remember the headline after Obama's speech? Something about an "historic night"? And after Sarah Palin delivered what many would call a superior speech in both content and tone, the headline reads "Palin speech: 'Home run' or 'condescending'?".

    CNN's liberal bias is shameful.

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  19. Lawrence for barack

    lol what a joke!! the republican party doesnt know anything about this lady, last nite she didnt talk about the real issues we facing here in American, it was all jokes

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. Alex

    Only Republicans can put "Mother and moose hunter" in the same sentence and be proud of it!

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  21. Dave

    There's no words to describe how ridiculous that image is!

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. Confused

    I really don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. SSgt

    She not only wanted to change Washington, she wanted to change Alaska to an Independent nation.

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. Michael

    BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    Hummm interesting during her speach last night, I did not hear one word on the issues that face this nation... The Economy, Education, The Housing Crisis, The War in Iraq!

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. TM in CO

    Isn't she the person that wanted Alaska to leave the United States? How American is that?

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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