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

Convention to air Palin biography video


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. Ron

    What has (yet) not been said: Pahlin is to be commended for taking on the task of raising a Down Syndrome baby. But why did she CUT spec. ed. funding by nearly 2/3? Not everyone has the support system as does she. Why did she leave her village in debt when becoming governor? Why on her resume' does she include Europe among her travels: according to Irish authorities, this consisted of a layover at the Dublin airport. One could continue, but do we want someone with lack of any experience in constitution law, foreign expertise ("I haven't given Iraq much thought."), the economy, a creationist, anti-abortion for ANY reason, etc. being the heartbeat of a 72-year old, a cancer survivor, away from the presidency. She is no Hillary. One hopes anyone planning on voting for McCain solely on the basis of her gender will think twice.

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Debby

    Oh good can't wait to watch. I have to give credit to McCain he picked Palin and didn't care what people thought even his own party and she is a tough cookie with brains. Now if only the Dems. would have had the guts to this with Hillary. Obama shot himself in the foot when he compared his campaign management to Palin being a mayor since Obama doesn't manage his campaign they manage him. Palin on the other hand ran a town and now a state big difference in credentials.

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Dexter in Houston TX

    Who does her hair?

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. tomiwa

    I am trembling with sheer disgust looking at that picture and having to think that poor moose is gonna get whacked any seconds from now...gosh!!

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. undecided in ohio

    is she McCain's new messiah???

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Ben - Portland, Or

    Well, she's got a good story, but, so far, that's all there is. Pretty face and nice story. It's like a fluff story on the news- human interest stuff. I'd like to hear more from her about some kind of issues. And what correlation is there between the amount of oil Alaska might have to what kind of leader she is? I really hope others can see McCain's choice for the blatant stunt that it is...

    It's time for Obama and Biden to do something the last two democratic candidates never did: dig deep, get your feet set, and get ready to fight for the White House. Hillary needs to step up, as do Al Gore and John Kerry. Although most of us agree that the ends do not justify the means, the republicans obviously do not; they'll do anything to win, and they're pulling out the stops. It's time to fight back, and hit them where it hurts- on issues, on plans, and on policy.

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Rob

    If blogs and internet posts really mattered, Ron Paul would be the Republican nominee. Everyone knows all the negative postings are spiked right off the regulars and DailyKos.

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. Generation X

    Fact Check:
    Palin: "To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."

    Sarah Palin might have changed her mind on this one recently. However, a comment here notes that Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%. Budgets: FY 2007 (pre-Palin), 2008, 2009 (all pdfs).

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Peter

    Is she and the Republican party still against sex education in schools? I bet tshe will still demand that we all believe absinence is the way to go. We are asked to keep this a family private matter while at the same time they have worked diligently over the past eight years to keep sex education out of our schools.

    May I suggest the she pay for the hospital bill herself and not make the rest of the Alaska citizens pay for her families anti Republican Party platform antics.

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Dancing Angel

    Okay she can read a teleprompter and gave a speech. Learned that in 9th grade. Wait until she has to speak off the cuff. She will be a regular gaffe machine. Popcorn anyone?

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Bird

    I don't know what you guys think this is, we are dealing with an entire country, Sarah might be able to get a perpared speech and repeat what someone else wrote for her but I hope that when she goes against VP Joe Biden she can handle it, and I don't want to hear nothing about he should go easy on her... this is politics, she need to take care of her family,, Hillary Clinton is a powerful lady so what make her think she could be Hillary ... Oh please!

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. jonny

    Its a pretty sad career when it can be summed up in 3 minutes.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Independent Gary

    I think the Republicans should change the name of their party to the NAAWP. Not much diversity there, huh?

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. lore satt

    Poor moose, poor alaskan animals. I think Sarah is too much soup opera for a country that needs to be taken seriously internally and for the international community. She is ludicrous. Enough is enough.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. Obama!!

    PALIN Will SEND AmERICAn JOBs To OTHER COuntRIES!!! She is NOT for AMERICA!! She Hired CanaDA to Build the PIPELinE in ALAskA!! Stop Sending American JOBS to OTHERS!!! We need the JOBS!!

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. Ralph

    I never heard Palin disparage community organizers. She merely compared being a Mayor to being an organizer. How is that a put down? A Mayor has to organize and make decisions. Look for anything in that statement that put down anybody except Obama. It was directed at Obamas' experience.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  17. Rob indetroit

    I can't wait until Hillary Clinton slams Palin.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Jatovi, NC

    What about the economy? Palin left the town she was a mayor of in debt, will they mention that. I guess they will definitly show how she sold the plane on ebay. I guess ebay is their economic plan.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. DudeMan

    When is she going to appear on Playboy? That's all I want to know.

    September 4, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  20. J.C.

    I am an independent and undecided. I am waiting for more information from Governor Palin and Senator Biden. I can't wait for debates to begin.
    There is a big difference between executive and legislative experiences. Sarah Palin has the most executive experience among all P and VP candidates. Although I like Joe Biden, I was hoping Obama to select a governor as his VP to compliment his lack of executive experience, which is very useful for governing the federal government.

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |

    PALIN was great. Democrates should have selected Hillary.

    HILLARY would have turned back the PALIN STORM! Now PALIN will roll and roll.

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  22. E.C.Coleman

    Sarah Palin is absolutely fantastic! Senator McCain could have chosen no other candidate who would be better. Her speech, REGARDLESS OF CNN COMMENTS, was an A++++++++++++++ and she SHOULD have criticized the inexperience and total lack of qualifications of Obama. Governor Palin is a naturally gifted and no frills person of character and intelligence. She will make a superb partner in running this Great Nation with Senator John McCain. The GOP ticket is the Right Ticket for the future of this country.

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. Dale

    When did Palin being the Presidential nominee? It seems the GOP want to brush McCain off to the side because he's not spewing the rhetorics like a good doggy (i.e. pitbull).

    Thing is, Palin's 15 minutes is already close to being up. She had a chance to state her case that she would be an effective vice-president last night. Instead, all she did was work as a cheerleader at a pep rally, preaching only to the "chosen few" and driving away those that were hopeful she had something to bring to the campaign.

    The GOP is now suffering from flop-sweat. They invested so much energy into getting their "Hilliary II" and she's turning out to be a major bust. Only thing to do is hype her and hope no one notices the emptiness within.

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  24. Marc PDX

    Everything about the republican female VP candidate is irritating to the Left Elite in the extreme. They claim to be the party of tolerance, of understanding and compasion, of minorities, and of women. But they are just a bunch of hypocrites (the Hypocratic party) and there is no love loss for women in anything I'm reading from them up above. Republicans never write things like that about other people!

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. Sharon

    What a pathetic excuse for a "female" candidate. Her own family is in crisis and the GOP want to put her in the second most important job in the U.S. government. This only confirms what I have thought of Republicans since Watergate, they are pathetic and lack true integrity and any real political substance to lead the nation with.

    Build a nursery for the unwed baby somewhere else, and pay for it yourself not at the expense of tax payers. Isn't that what independent conservative thinkers say to liberals, do it yourself and don't ask government to do it for you!!!

    September 4, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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