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

Convention to air Palin biography video

CNN

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. Roger

    Some Mother! Downs infant, pregnant daughter, and she is taking a promotions. So much for family values. What a hypocrite!

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  2. Ann

    @ Gail 80%/20%:

    I've noticed the same thing all last night and today – nobody can stand her, but the media has been saying all day how great she was?!?!

    Which speech did they watch, because everyone in my house was completely disgusted??

    "never been afraid to put her city, state, or country first — regardless of consequences," – even her own children apparently.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. andrew s. rostolder

    i think sarah made a major fopar when she said niether obama or biden were qualified to be president, as niether one had excutive experience. they were only senators.........OOPS.........

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. RYAN kr Jr

    I already heard enough about her. Biography or no biography won't get my vote. She is under qualify to be vice president period.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  5. Judy in Minesota

    Oh puleeeeze! She read a speech. I'll give her points for a good delivery, but she just read a speech written by W's speech writer. Barack wrote his own.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Rose

    I hope people realize that Palin is being used to get votes from middle America. She- a self-proclaimed hockey mom-appeals to small towns and small town values. I'm sorry-but I don't want a hockey mom for a VP. Her speech had absolutely nothing substantial in it. A lot of attacks and if you check the facts- a lot of lies. I question her judgment to even accept the VP nomination-how can she believe she is qualified for this position? Can't she see she's being used? McCain met her twice before nominating her-give me a break. Oh but wait-Alaska is close Russia!

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. thomas

    Sara Palin was appointed by McCain to be his vice presidential candidate. Barack Obama won a drawn out contentious campaign by being nominated for from a field of 9 qualified candidates. If people are too confused to recognize the difference, this country is in worse trouble than anyone can imagine. Apparently, the McCain camp thinks they are running against the media after luanching numerous verbal attacks and a couple liberal left leaning snipes at their broadcasting nemeses. Their speeches seemed really angry and sarcastic for a party that has been in power for thirty years.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. Right to Life?

    I hope they include shooting wolves from airplanes and denying protection to polar bears since global warming may not be a human caused issue.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. elle

    are they including shots where she hunts wolfs out of a helicopter ?Very fair hunt (NOT)

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. The McCain Palin War Ticket

    3 minutes should summerize her career very well. You can add reading a speech written by pros as another accomplishment.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Jane, TX

    Watch out America – we are already very close to a theocracy government. If the republicans get in for a 3rd term, we'll become a third world country. No matter the hype for or against, people need to use their reasoning for voting and stick with the issues. Moral and religious values are not political.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. That's Reality

    Hocky Moms for Obama – Did you ever read the verses from the Bible that says, "Accept him whose faith is weak without looking down on him. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables." It's okay.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. Breck

    Cathy, her speech failed to address any important issues, and all over the Internet feedback is negative, looks to me as though the Right is finally melting down, deservedly after what it has done to the nation.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. crownsy

    except of course, from 94-99, when she attended meetings about alaskan succesion.

    oh, and 2002 when she spoke at one of thier events.

    other than that, yea, totally country first.

    September 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. Araceli

    I will NEVER vote for a Republican but i watched this angry moose hunter lol and I was disgusted i think my stomach turned. I changed the channel though cause I am not a big fan of honky tonk music. LET ME EXPLAIN TO MRS PALIN WHAT SOME COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS DO: SOME HELP PREGNANT TEENS LIKE YOUR DAUGHTER!!!! CONSERVATIVE AMY @$#$!!!!

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. mississippi for Obama / Biden 2008

    DO THE DNA TEST of trig and the bristol's baby.

    i bet the results will be very entertaining.

    if they were "morally legit" pregnancies, why would this woman go such length to hide them or mislead the public about them?

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. realistic

    CNN you are extraordinarily biased and will join the ranks of Obama come November when he loses and many long time faithfuls to CNN will go else where when trying to search for legitimate unbiased news. Campbell Brown and Mr. Cafferty should lose their jobs and join Obama in community organization in 2009.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  18. That's Reality

    Hockey Moms for Obama – Did you ever read the verses from the Bible that says, "Accept him whose faith is weak without looking down on him. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables." It's okay.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. Erik on Wall St.

    I am disgusted by the fact that she actually takes pleasure in killing animals. Especially some of the beautiful animals that there are in the Alaskan wilderness. She should be ashamed of herself. Sarah Palin – how do you sleep? I was going to vote for McCain, but cannot pull that level with you on the ticket! I hope man, many others feel the same way. I want to vomit.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  20. Sandy

    Anyone saying anything good about that speach is a republican we don't expect nothing good from that party. They are good for one thing...ATTACK THE DEMS THE WAY THEY ATTACKED THIS STUPID WAR.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  21. Mikey

    Apparently the only service to country they honor is being a mean spirited politician or going to a foreign country and killing people. Volunteering to help Americans is derided by the GOP.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. diana

    I like Palin but am really ashemed as a woman because she is using the poor little babay so that women like me can fell sorry for her.i have news for Palin ,e are sorry for her little son but please stop using the little angel to gain sympathy from women our eyes are wide opened .You and george bush are the same and shame on you!!

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. alex

    i bet shes probably about to jump in a helicopter and murder that moose for not being loyal

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Pfft

    Some uneducated people think Palin gave a great speech etc..

    FYI... She read the script very well... Exactly like she was told to.

    PALIN THE PUPPET!

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. Dal CA

    She is a flip flopper. Takes the earmarks and then says no I am against them now. Her town comes to washington every year for earmarks.
    Bridge to nowhere she took the money and says she stopped it and is against it. Alaska should have returned that money to the Federal authority.
    The biggest problem I have is she is 44 had a kid with down syndrome and her daughter is also pregnant. She believes in abstaining from sex but did not teach her kid that. She is against giving kids sex education in school. Against the right of women to have abortion if they want.
    She is a religious right bigot.
    All her jabs last night were just fictional works of art.
    I hope the people see through her and vote wisely.

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