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.

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  1. and

    good speech.....I GUESS SO SHE IS A COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR...duh

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. KAM


    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Allwell Mbagwu

    I have never been so confused with double talks but for this time. This young lady,I am told is a marverick? and a champion of abstinence and pro-life? I agree that abstinence is the best method of birth control and all the possible risks involved in sex outside wed lock. We have been telling people this over the years and evangelicals have been the most vocal on this moral issue,but now it seems that teenage pregnancy which ought to be a criminal offence is now an acceptable life style for Republicans and Evangelicals.Should we now tell our teenage daughters to throw away their under garments and hit the road because it is a family affair. i think we are getting it wrong. This is not a family affair,it is a national issue because my tax money is being used to take care of these teen mothers who are contributing nothing to the economy except for empty heads who will become another set of parasites,only 2% of these may turn out to be like Obama,whose mother was 18 years and was leggally married.if you can not train your two kids to grow up responsibly, why should America trust you with this very huge responsibilty of becoming a VP.The bible says that one of the criteria for choosing a leader is that the person must be able to provide leadership in his/her home.You have failed in the home front and you are busy running around the political arena as a way of escape.This is not sexist.You and your lover boy are just busy making babies that lack parental guidance.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Tony

    What are they going to do after that 30 seconds?

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Bryan Carter

    Sarah Palin could slip and fall in the bath tub, and the GOP would applaud her "incredible and determined struggle for survival." Then go on to blame the media and liberals for making her fall in the first place.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. HT

    Sarah Palin was defiantly exciting compared to the previous days of old men boring the audience.

    I can imagine a lot of people believing she will be great. She really looks like a BS artist, I can't put my finger on it, but coming from NY, I've seen that style of arrogant, "simple folk" attitude that really is outside of what I can trust. She is cute, and more exciting than McCain however.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Danny

    Now we attack the fact she used a teleprompter??? Wait for the debates and we will see. Obama is the one who REFUSES town hall debates wher HE has to answer questions instead of reading responses by his speech writers. McCain will destroy Obama in the debates. On the today show Biden had no answer for what he would say in a debate with Palin, democrats are through. McCain08

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. MIKE


    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Unknown

    And? who cares

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. ID,GA

    I hope it shows her shooting wolves from an airplain........Do they eat wolves in Alaska?

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Nick

    Will the video share her position on Health care, education policy, the war in Iraq, social security, or other important issues. The only issue she actually said is that she will be an advocate for special needs children. Good, what will she do? Other politicans who have records (Obama has quite a record from IL legislature and also 4 years in the Senate) that we can look at to see their positions. She has NONE! She has a small record on energy policy and ethics, but not enough to build a picture for voters on who she is. She missed an opportunity, because now the media will need to dig to find out her views on important topics.

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

    CNN, it's difficult Not to Notice that your Editors of the Ticket allow all the nasty, insinuating, negative comments and insulting words by unhappy Democrats. Why? Thought this Ticker Comment board was 'moderated?' Quite obviously, Democrats must be an exception for CNN, since CNN is so Pro-Obama.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. nikki

    she should be home with her 4 month old baby and her other 4 kids instead of trying to take on a job that is way over her head.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Michael, watching from Canada

    Let's see......first time on national TV......I better show everyone that I am a true Republican.........attack, attack, attack. Now John McCain can play nice and try to reach across the aisle!

    Isn't this called, Hypocrisy?

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  15. lisa

    Rember how the republicans sold the Iraq war to the American people. BEWARE because here we go again. The same tactics are being used to sell Sarah Palin. America wake up!!

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  16. Carl Davis

    I seem to recall seeing the children of candidate Obama onstage after his nomination. Why then, should it be incorrect for Sarah Palin to have her children onstage with her after her speech?

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Mack

    CNN is irrelevant.

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  18. California Gold

    Hate her FLDS hair-do.

    Has anyone asked when the schools in Alaska start up? Or does she include education in her definition of abstinence?

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

    Palin struck firsty. She is now fair game. sexism is being raised, however, it was okay that Rep attacked Michelle. Soledad and Campbell, Candy. I am proud of you the way you attack Tucker, Leslie and Prohausher, Elder, McCain Spokes person. They continue to evade your questions. I like the way you stay firm in telling them that not what I asked you. I hope you and the rest of the media continue to do the same. Palin needs to do interviews and handle touch questions and do not allow her to get away with avoidance. Would it be sexism if the male candidates did not treat her in debates the way they do other male candidates. Palin put her family under scrutiny. If you are running for the highest office then you will be thoroughly investigated. Do not hide behind sexism and being a war hero. Her ability to lead on day one reflects on McCains age. I want the media to stop letting Rep use words like they and them raising questions about her family. Is Obama doing it or is there groups out there that supports her and disagrees with her. Do not let them contribute that to Obama. My mother raised 4 kids and worked. It will be hard on her family, if elected to travel the country, him leaving his job, taking care of down syndrome child and taking care of her pregnant teen. The parents are still taking care of her. Her boyfriend parents take care of him. He has no job as well as her to raise the baby. They are in high school, most american family will have to support them. HHer husband will give up his job, she never home, will he work or be a houseman, there exist the possiblitity that he may seek love some place else because he not getting it from his wife. I say this asking mothers who went do this and they think she doen't need to do this at this time. She is under investigation and perhaps may want to hide behind executive order.

    Bottom line what ever she chooses to do think it through and don't let other influence you, family comes first.

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. Joann J Michael

    I have yet to hear one of the candidates say "GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA."

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Honestlady

    Sarah Palin= Stand up Comedian

    I was confused last night... i wasn't sure if i was watching a convention or a stand up comedy show???? Was the purpose of her speech to address peoples problems and explain why McCain should be the next President or was she there strictly for entertainment? Someone please explain.

    She did not only insult Obama, but she also insulted his supporters. I knew that the Rebulicans believed that women should not have the 'right to choose'...but i guess they believe that ordinary Americans should not have the right to choose who they support either. Her whole stand up act was just ridiculous. She wasn't someone who i looked at and actually took serious because the whole thing just seemed like a comedy skit.

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. William

    I'm amazed by the lack of any real issues coming out of the Republican Convention. It seems that they don't want to talk about the problems in the United States, lack of jobs, huge deficits, illegal wars, being pushed around by Russia and all of our jobs going overseas with huge trade deficits with China. It's nice to see a woman finally being put forward by the Republicans, but I seem to remember that 24 years ago they tore into the Democrates for having the courage to be the first to present a woman for Vice-President. I want to vote on issues, not beauty contests or personality.

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

    Wow. You Democrats are being a little bit ridiculous. I think you need to chill out. I think it was a great speech.
    Mcain- Palin 2008

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. John in Ohio

    "First everyone is complaining that no one knows who she is or anything about her, and when they are shown who she is and what she is all about, they don't like that either. "

    Say a guy is running for office. I don't know anything about him. I find out that he is a liar and a cheat. Well, I'm not going to vote for him, am I?

    There's not wanting to vote for an unknown, and there's not wanting to vote for somebody once you know what they're all about. Palin is out by either standard.

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Doug

    I don't see the wisdom in this choice at all ...regardless of whether Palin is a moose hunter or not. Any person who states on TV that she doesn't even know what the Vice President of the US does, as she did just prior to being asked, does not belong in the office. For all her claimed experience, McCain might as well have just asked any mayor of a small town to be his running mate (although my wife pointed out that she does have the attraction of sounding just like the mayor on "SouthPark").

    This is one more illustration of the sort of not-well-thought-out decisions that McCain is far too prone to making. "Maverick", maybe ..."loose cannon" definitely! One more term with an administration full of hasty impulsive decision makers is the last thing this country needs.

    September 4, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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