September 4th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
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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. Don

    The democrats seem very upset about Sara Palin. I think it’s because your candidate’s cover is blown. Could it be that she didn’t have to quit a hate-spewing church, pretend she was never a Muslim or apologize for ex-terrorist friends. She’s a real-life Wonder Woman who is proud to own guns, hunt, fish, own a float plane and doesn’t think it’s her above her pay grade to declare that life starts at conception and a leader we can believe in, not a man who sells the magic words “hope” and “change.”

    September 4, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. winningside

    Well the way I see it, the Democrats read a teleprompter too, and they read there notes as well. I have NO respect for the Democrats at all they want Abortion which is Murder and God says not to commit Murder, and they want the homosexual agenda, and they want this taught in our schools and they are doing it now, so if you want to get down low and dirty this is it, they are low down and dirty, they do alot of behind the back door tactics as well, and put on there fake smiles and pertend that there all for the American people, well I say this, they have NO guts or back bone when they can vote for and allowed for children to be pullled apart in the womb, and then they have the Media say NOTHING about it, and they are low down and dirty, they have there hand full of blood along with the Democrats, and dont think the God who Made your soul Dont See, and Cant Hear, because he does, you can pull your secret tactic, But remember there really not hidden from God Eyes, for Mans Ways Are In Full View Of His Eyes

    September 4, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. Carol

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh my " John Wayne." Anyone that knows me knows this is SOME accolade! Even my deceased Father would have approved, in spades! And he was a John Wayne champion. They broke the mold when they created John Wayne , but Sarah palin sure makes the grade. SHE'S GOT MY VOTE. AND I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THIS BIO VIDEO! I believe we have a winning tean here.

    September 4, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    not a big fan of the Daily Show

    HOWEVER Jon Stewart pointed something out!

    Did anyone notice that a Karl Rove stated that if Obama picked Gov Tim Kaine it was

    "Tim Kane has been a governer for 3 years and been a Lt Governor and been a mayor of a small city (OF 200,00) So it wouldnt be a pick for someone who is qualified to be a President if something happened to Obama"


    Last night he said about Mccain picking Palin
    "She has been a mayor of a TOWN (not CITY of 9,000) She has been a Governor for 14 months so she obviously has experience"



    September 4, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. Jeffrey J. Menning

    After Sarah Palin's speech last night at the RNC I have no respect for her. The Republicans want us to believe that she is an intelligent confident female politician ie. Hillary Clinton, however she presented herself as a standup comic at the "Laugh Shack" with a two drink minimum.

    Ms Palin did not represent the Republicans or women in a positive light.

    One other are we suppose to take her seriously when a bunch of old white men at the convention are wearing buttons that say "vote for the hot chick" and "hot hockey mom"?

    September 4, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. velmeezee

    I think that the Republicans have developed their own new wave English language that the rest of us are yet to decipher. "Empty suit" seems to mean someone with great ideas that they wish they would have came up with first. "Experienced" seems to mean having memorized GOP propaganda and able recite it ferverently on command. "Maverick" seems to mean someone that has no idea what to do about anything, so they either steal an idea from a democrat or pretend like the issues don't exist. "Arrogant " seems to mean intelligent. How interesting.

    September 4, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. Rodham Democrat

    It's a fair question to ask Gov. Palin how she'll balance family and work. She has a very unusual family and is therefore not a typical woman and mother like she's claiming to be.

    Had Sen. Obama had Gov. Palin's family situation, I would ask him the same question.

    Gov. Palin has FIVE children, one of whom is an infant with special needs, one of whom is heading to Iraq, and one of whom is 17 and pregnant.

    To me, Gov. Palin's family would be a distraction. How would she be able to be the loving, supportive mother she's claiming to be while serving our country as our Vice-President?

    September 4, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Wayne

    Truthfully I can't picture any of the candidates in the White House.

    But, I am open minded enough to want to hear something about the issues.....I did't hear any last night. Maybe McCain will spell it all out for us.

    There are so many people hurting in this country, and we need a strong leader to turn things around. Not sure who that is exactly yet.

    I didn't think her comment about him being a community activist was called for. That's belittling.

    Also, I am a Pro-Choice Christian woman of 66. I disagree with her on that issue.....just don't know enough about her yet. First impression wasn't too good.

    I did not like OBAMA at all either, but I am warming up to him. We only have 60 days to get to know her. I remember Obama's speech from the 2004 convention and was very impressed.

    We'll have to see how this all plays out......bring on the debates.

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  9. Claude

    Palin may have energized the far right wing zealots, but what about the
    rest of us?

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Jesse, St. Louis Park, MN


    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Where's the Beef?

    Country First. What and Who in this Country are you going to put first? Give us details? At least Obama gan give a speech with substance and details....where is yours? You need to do more than insult your opponent...thats easy.

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. IA Voter

    Ohh, won't that be cute. She can hunt moose (Is she then known as a "Cougar?"), then bake cookies to bring to staff meetings....

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Beth

    Too bad, she is still a bold faced liar. Her state receives the most in federal earmarks than any other state. She said no to the "bridge" but still kept they money that were given to build it.

    She is a fake and a fraud and this Texas woman says NO TO PALIN.

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  14. Mike

    ****** We're stupid puck heads! ******
    ***** HOCKEY MOMS FOR OBAMA ****************

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Bianca

    I just saw a picture with her, a gun, a dead moose, and her daughter smiling like it was some fun game... it was bleeding to death.. actually it was dead and she was taking pictures..

    I am not an animal activist but this was sickening!

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Enough already.............lets see some hipe about the top of the know the guy whose running for President. The one who knows NOTHING about Economics and is now SUPPORTED by a candidate who leads a state with huge oil incomes. Who couldn't balance a budget with all those windfall profits? She has nothing in common with the people struggling in Ohio, Pa., and Michigan. The media needs to settle down and take a step back and be INTELLIGENT for once. Stop selling this silliness !!! It is our futures you are messing with here.

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. Vicky, CA

    Thank you, this speech was pep rally. And I've participated in better ones.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  18. Trang, Fremont, CA

    Between hatred and love, people has a tendency to gravitate toward love. That 'stirring' feeling that Obama was talking about, that's love, and we felt it, all across the country as we listen to him speak. We have to come together to rebuild this country in this critical time. And you know, when there is love, there is God. This Republican convention, in contrast, is full of mockery, which I believe will drive people away.

    September 4, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  19. pbs

    After watching all of the VIDEOS I didn't know whether to pop some popcorn, go to sleep or get out pencil and paper for the quiz that will be given immediatly after the film boys and girls!!

    September 4, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. Marie in California

    Sarah Palin gave an awesome speech last night. At least as good as Obama with the teleprompter, plus I've heard she speaks very well without one too....unlike Obama, who becomes "speechless" without his little machine feeding him words.

    Sarah Palin rocks! Middle-America! Down-to-earth! Reformer! Maverick! Blue collar family. An 80% approval rating as governor of Alaska! It doesn't get any better!

    Go McCain-Palin – 2008!

    September 4, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Mary

    CNN should not get intimidated by Republican whinners. You guys are doing a very good job in informing voters about the candidates and their VPs. Americans deserve to hear the truth, not DISTORTED TRUTH from NEW GENERATION OF Republicans who has nothing in common with the old good values.

    SAD DAY FOR MCCAIN to fall into such trap only because he wants the top job. He lost my vote

    September 4, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Matthew

    It is very troubling to me that Palin insinuatingly mocked the concepts of Miranda Rights and Habeas Corpus in her speech last night. This attitude is what perpetuates the status of the United States as an arrogant nation. Following an obsolete ideology such as the one she suggests and shares w/ the GOP will never lead to victory in the "War On Terror." By spewing ignorant rhetoric about how we as a nation are somehow superior to other inhabitants of the world only facilitates new hatred for America. It is time to understand that only worldwide cooperation can truly end war and terrorism. The United States has been in a constant state of war for over five decades (there are a lot more covert military operations the vast majority of the U.S.A. has no idea are taking place), and we now have more "enemies" than ever before. Please don't vote for McSame/Palin, their tired policies will lead us nowhere but closer to a worldwide quagmire.

    September 4, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Jake

    I'm not surprised at the comments on this website. Not your average non-partisan venue!

    September 4, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. William

    In ready previous blogs, I'm amazed that people believe that Companies left the United States because of over taxation. Republicans have been giving tax breaks for companies to leave the US. The reason they left was to maximize profits, play like they were still US companies to get tax breaks and not have to take care of their empolyees. The went to third world countries that are repressive with their workers, pay nothing, but get billions from sales in the US. The final straw is the partnership with China. Make to companies come back to the US, tax them to create new jobs to replace the ones they took away. Americans are spoiled, we pay less taxes than any of the other Western Countries. Be political, but be informed with facts, not political party propaganda.

    September 4, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  25. Sue

    A video of Palin's accomplishments won't last more than three minutes, and even then they'll have to go all the way back to high school days (how many professionals in their 40's try to get a job by listing what they did in high school on their resumes?). Also, in response to her nastiness last night about Obama's qualifications: What is a PTA president if not a "community organizer" where the community is the size of a single school. Her disregard for his real experience and education makes her look like the small-town hick she is.

    September 4, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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