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. We already knew that

    Most Americans don't follow politics like we that blog on CNN and other political sites. That is sad and the reason the country is where it is.

    September 4, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Open Your 3rd Eye

    "Moose Hunter" l.o.l.o.l.o.l.o.l.o.l.

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Becky

    Why no wolves in the background of the picture? Oh, that's right, because Sarah Palin promotes Aerial Wolf Hunting, animal cruelty.

    post this – why is there not news coverage, CNN, on her support of Aerial Wolf Hunting???

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Republican for Obama


    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  5. Who Cares?

    Who cares, she NOT TALKING to the press. Put this pitbull back in her cage and ship her back to the Alaska. She's a phony and a fake and we're going to clean her clock in November.

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Felly

    Palin just read a speech wriiten for her with no substance. She is yet untested and will wither away very soon. She is not qualified to be a VP who is a hearthbeat away from the presidency.

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Changecanbegood

    same old...move on to the issues!

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. mark

    Who cares it will just be a bunch of lies about her true record.

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. jgzeger

    It's becoming readily apparent why John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. She is energizing his campaign and adding some much needed youth and vitality. Some pundits have said that he was crazy to have chosen her - crazy like a fox!

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. Tom Serio

    I think it's sad that the "liberal" media has now bent over to the Republicans. They do theire job and then get beaten down by the Right, and fold. Sad, very sad. Starting to sound like the same thing they did after 9/11 when Bush pressured them. Come up, get some back bone.

    And why show us what the Republlicans were too inept to get aired last night. If they can't manage their convention, CNN shouldn't do it for them.

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Independent Obama Lover in OH

    I wander if it will talk about her lipstick wearing pitbull description of herself. Boy oh boy, had anyone said that... ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOSE. If the Republicans weren't excited until Palin, then isn't this campaign hers now and not McCain's? Just wandering how the Repubs fix this problem. I hope the moose are scared, I think a lot more people will be hunting in the midwest now.

    ...and what was the community organizer remark? Since when is helping people get organized and back on their feet a bad thing????

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. Rita

    That video was so stupid. It lack honesty!!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Beth

    Obama missed his chance to have a "dream ticket". Too bad they treated Hillary & women like dirt.

    GO SARAH !!!

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  14. Phil

    AMERICA SHOULD BE SCARED OF HER....there is no substance behind her except falling in line with the OLD POLITICS of tearing people down.
    Do they really think America is dumb enough to realize what and who she really is!!!
    There's something about her and her family that I can't put my finger on...??!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. Becky

    Sarah Palin obviously does not believe in Separation of Church & State if she promotes creationism being taught in schools.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. Palin is Nasty and Divisive

    You have got to be kidding me? I noticed that there were very few faces of color in that convention hall. If you took the color out of the picture it could he a convention from the 50's or 60's. Senators Obama and Biden have a broad coalition of supporters, all of America and they are not labeling those who don't agree with them as unpatriotic.

    I think there is more to be unearthed with this woman. That could be why McCain brought her out so late in the game. We'll see.

    I aslo thinks she needs to apologize to every Community Organizer in the country. The Gulf Region would be in a mess if people hadn't taken the responsibility upon themselves, unlike the Bush Cheney administration, to help people. Many of them will have to help people who are effected again since Katrina. She is pretty cocky and thoughtless.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Breck

    Why do I have a feeling they'll leave out ethics scandals, attempted censorship, and hunting by chasing the prey from a helicopter until it collapses THEN shooting it. And why do I also have a feeling that they'll explain that being in Alaska gives you foreign policy experience and they'll blabber on about executive experience which is pointless anyway, the last President with executive experience that was elected was George W Bush.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. Dennis W - Decatur, GA

    A fictional work, clearly.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Petey

    Man – some really mad Dems. You guys should take some medication.

    This is fabulous entertainment

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    I love a women that hunts. It shows that she is in tune with the earth. Hunters are some of the most well practiced conservationists the earth will ever know.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. J in PA

    Doesn't matter what she says or how much she bashes Obama and Biden, she is against the woman's right to choose, and for school prayer. This isn't 1950. This is 2008. We need a president who wants to move forward, not set us (men AND women) back 60 years.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  22. Filipina

    Leave those moose alone Sparkie, gosh I cant stand this woman now she is also an animal killer!

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  23. Meg

    Blah, blah, blah...... All you had to do was watch the smugness on her face to realize that this woman is a devisive automaton, full of bile and vitriol. The words she spoke were written by someone else, but it was certainly easy to see what's behind her eyes – reflections of the lunatic fringe. So spin her biography while ye may. It won't be long before she's found out.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  24. The Clear Thinking Independent Voter

    I don't want to hear any further whining, complaining about Palin being treated badly or playing of the sexism card simply because she is questioned or the Democrats hit her upside the head.

    Palin is like one of those girls that wants to flirt and tease when it works to her advantage.

    September 4, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Herr Rove sez, "Ve haff need for more hype! How can I vin der Josef Goebbels Award mitt out der propaganda? VAt about mine Thousand Year Reich???"

    September 4, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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