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. Dotty

    Sorry Sarah I don't want a person like you for vice president, you are too rought this kind of bashing I don't care for, what are people going to think of you once they find out you once belonged to a group in Alaska who wanted to secede Alaska from the United States, therefore you would not be an American. Don't think many people cared for your kind of put downs for Obama/Biden, if that is all you can do, you don't have much to offer.

    September 4, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. tonyP

    to the PETA you know more than 200 people are killed each year by deer and as more restrictions are placed on hunters the numbers keep raising. I am not a hunter nor do I own a gun, but also I have never met a hunter that kills for fun. they do it because they enjoy being part of nature and hunting your own food is part of that. to watch these animals die of starvation from over population is not ethical treatment of animals. hunting is natural and in balance with the laws of nature. go back to protesting the treatment of farm animals you're on much sounder moral ground there. you just sound ignorant when you object to hunting

    September 4, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. suzanne

    The Democrats were intent on nominating an inexperienced black candidate rather than a much more qualified female candidate. With the help of the media and his fanatical followers, Obama is in a position to be the next President of the United States. That idea scares the hell out of me and I'm a lifelong Democrat. I'm ashamed of my Party. Good work Guys. I'm voting for McCain/Palin.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. FemaleDemDisgustedbyMcPalin

    She won't have the teleprompter when she debates Joe Biden. A woman that spits on community organizers that have worked in this country for the last hundred years does not deserve to be VP!

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Truth Be Told

    our current president is a maverick. our current vice president is a maverick. john mccain is a maverick. and sarah palin is annie oakley.

    my fellow americans, do you get it?

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. John in Ohio

    Fine print at the end of the movie: "Brought to you by Leni Reifenstahl".

    The convention looks like a Stormfront rally.

    Want a fun game? Play "Where's Waldo" with wide angle shots of the convention floor, except instead of looking for Waldo you're looking for a minority. If you want to make it a drinking game, take a shot every time you actually find one.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. NoPalin

    Sarah Palin is a good tool to use for those wimpy sentimental conservatives, but her rhetoric will not work with the common sense people that care about more than a perfect family story. After all, she is just an average "hockey mom" and was on the PTA board. Who cares about this, I care about the issues at stake, which she said NOTHING about, all she did was attack the democratic ticket. Her little "Leave it to Beaver" stories may work with those emotionally sensitive evangelicals and those sentimental conservatives, but it will never work for me, nor will it for anyone who has any common sense.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Maria Texas

    For all those who commentied against Sara Palin...I feel sorry about your insecurity, your hatefulness, and the liberal bias of CNN and their readership. It's quite obvious that you're all sore losers because Sarah hit it out of the ballpark. Sara is the real deal and not a fraud like Obama who has never really served his country or have any experience other than 'organizing' something. For those of you who don't live in the real world and attack her on being a mother, just look in your own closet as to whether your own kids love you, smoke pot behind your back, how many have had abortions and you don't even know it. Why are you not judging obama and michelle and asking them what kind of parents would subject their own kids to Sunday after Sunday listening to Rev. Wright preach hate against white people and against America? Wake up as you're all being fooled and you can't see it bec of your concrete blinders and white guild and racist views. i'M A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT AND I CAN SEE SARA IS THE REAL AMERICAN WHO I CAN RELATE TO. GO MCCAIN/PALIN!!

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. MLG


    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  10. John in Ohio

    Where is her flag pin?

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. Disgusted

    Another thing. Why hasn't Sarah Palin done any interviews? What are the Republican's afraid of? Something smells fishy here.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. Stop it

    Sarah! Huh? I want to know how do she think that she can take all of Hillary's votes. She can't even campare herself to Hillary. Hillary daughter is not pregnant and is was not at 17. I think that McCain only picked her because Barack did not pick hillary so he had to go pick a women. Trying to be Slimmy.If that is all he got then he is done. Why would you go pick someone that don't know anything. She can't even write her own speech. If she can't even do that what make you think that she is quilified to run the U.S. I thought that the republicans were against kids before marriage?

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. vicky

    This party is so proud. McCain returns from war, cheats on first wife before divorce, marries, selects running mate who has her own family problems and the party thinks they are holier than thou. McCain shakes hands with Levi. What is he saying to this young man? Job well done. All this hugging and kissing is nauseating and so hypocritical. I notice Sarah having a hard time kissing Levi. These adults should quit exploiting these children. How did they convince this young man to marry? My sympathy goes out to this couple as they don't know what's in store for them as they still have a lot of growing up to do. What a soap opera!

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Drew

    So she's a moose hunter. That makes her unable to be a VP?

    So he's a Senator that hasn't been in office very long. That makes him the worst presidental canidate ever?

    Come together America and lets get to the real issues and put who's going to be our best hope in office.

    Some of us are so stupid that we look at little things like what Party the are from and let thet sway our vote from the better canidate.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  15. California Gold

    All you Republican's warming up to the fact you have an out-of-step unqualified Rush Limbaugh loving female doesn't change the fact she brings nothing to the table. Nothing. Her first speech she launched into her women rant and she was booed. Booed right there with John McCain!!! Booed by an audience of "admirers". Four years ago perhaps you could have slid in a female in hopes it would appease the women voter, but it's 2008 and people need change in the government.

    Just thought I would point your noses towards the issues and not extraneous fluff.

    Hope this helps.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. Babs

    This is great!!! You people have another woman to bash. Now Hillary will get a well deserved break. This has become so hilarious I cant stand it. You had the best woman and you all threw her under the bus. Now I will just sit back and watch the Democratic party self destruct.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. Hockey Moms for Obama

    I'm so looking forward to the next 60 days of the GOP's 'Gal' Sarah Palin tell us how she was the right choice to fill the vp, and possibly the president's position. They say she is a moose-hunter, a fast learner, a hockey mom. Wow – America must've dumbed down like a rocket since the last time I looked. What is WRONG with this picture, People??????

    ******* Hockey Moms for Obama ***************************

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  18. Does Obama Palin Comparison?

    Yeah, I noticed that as well, Gail. It looks like the preponderance of post on CNN have been against Palin. The only reason I can think of is that the Liberals are FREAKING OUT, and posting is their way of venting...

    The game definitely changed last night.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |

    She is the most replusive person I have ever heard. She is hateful, bitter, angry, nasty and sickening. She makes John McCain look like a saint! I watched for about 10 minutes and got sick of her yelling and making accusations against everyone.

    How could this person every represent the USA abroad? She ought to be ashamed of herself.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  20. Dave in Houston

    It's funny that the party that blames the media for everything nominates a part of the media as their VP candidate.

    Sarah Palin majored in journalism and became a reporter. No wonder she is so comfortable with the media - she's one of them!

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  21. The Artful Dodger

    I love 5 second videos.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. Ann


    CBS: OBAMA +8
    CNN: OBAMA +1

    Does anyone else see something out of line here? DARE YOU TO POST THIS ONE CNN!

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. L from PA

    When Obama was a community organizer she was competing in Miss Alaska.

    September 4, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  24. JDC // Ohio

    Love a woman who can handle a gun!!! Enough of te worthless "Oprah" feel-good BS.

    September 4, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  25. Tony

    Since they won't tell us that she voted for the "Bridge to Nowhere, before she voted against it, and:

    that her husband was twice a registered member of the Alaskan Independence Party, looking to have Alaska secede from the U.S., and:

    that she hired lobbyists to try and get $27 million dollars in earmarks, whcih she and McCain both say they are against; and

    that she and McCaina re vehemently agsitn sex education in the schools and believe iin ABSTINENCE ONLY (although she forgot to mention that to her daughter), and;

    that she coted for Pat Buchannan in 2000and hold to many of his beliefes, and;

    that she says God wanted the war in Iraq; and (whew)

    that she is under invsetigation for abusing the power of her office by firing a State Commissioner beecause he wouldn't fire her ex-brother in law.

    The verdict comes on that on October 31st. Stay tuned.

    Republican Family Values and Country First b.s.!

    September 4, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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