September 8th, 2008
09:35 AM ET
6 years ago

New ad declares McCain-Palin 'original mavericks'

The McCain campaign is out with a new ad Monday.
The McCain campaign is out with a new ad Monday.

(CNN) - Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin are out with a new television ad Monday, declaring themselves the "original mavericks."

The 30-second spot, set to air in key states, says McCain and Palin will "make history" and "change Washington."

"He fights pork barrel spending," the ad's narrator states. "She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. He took on the drug industry. She took on big oil."

Palin's statement claiming to have opposed the now-infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" has been disputed by opponents who note she supported the major earmark when she campaigned for governor of Alaska in 2006. According to the non-partisan factcheck.org, Palin didn't oppose the project until Congress had already nixed it.


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  1. BVAL

    We all know since the basis of the Bush-Mccain-Palin Campagn is lie.
    It will be up to the American people cause at the end they will be the one who will suffer. when Mc cain engages another war with Iran, declares a cold war with Russia, confronts the EU and the budget deficit already 400 billion will be over a trillion. And the same time china and india will be receiving our jobs and the housing market crisis will be worsening...
    Remember Bush 2004... Election alwasy matters
    I think it's ok to reward the republicain party for a job well done..

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. JB

    While a State Senator, Obama voted 'present" 180 times. He didn't have the guts to vote what he believed.

    How can we rely on this guy to stand up to Iran?

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. the real Abby

    well at least for once its not all about Senator Obama.

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. sm

    No OBAMA bin BIDEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. Nervous

    Unfortunately, too many Americans are easily pursuaded by words and too many are going to follow the GOP, too many vote Repub bc their parents did, too many woman are actually believing and loving the Palin factor and will vote against thier own best interest just to get a women in office. Its too scary a thought and too sad to think that this country votes that way. Why else was Bush given a second term. We can't let this happen again, this Palin factor is really going to give Obama a run for his money. Can we please make it stop. We can't afford 4 more years. People wake up and stop eating the red meat rhetoric they are feeding you. Look at the issues not just the sugar coating.

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    The appearance of Sarah Palin and the return of Britney Spears! Coincidence?

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  7. James

    No doubt about it: the Republicans are experts at co-opting the Democratic platform. This isn't the first election where they've done it. But let's look beyond this clever tactic: "mavericks" and "change agents" they are not. They are the same intolerant, anti-choice, anti-equal rights for gays, big government, war mongering, reduce-taxes-until-we're bankrupt, ruin-the-environment crowd. It is more of the same – not change.

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  8. NC Man

    If Obama can't handle a hockey mom how can he handle Russia, Iran, Iraq, China and the list goes on.

    We want reform!! The gvt needs an overhaul not making it larger. Obama has no voting record, Obama has done nothing but give a great speech that YES was written by someone else.

    This is too funny

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  9. JDM

    I must admit! The Rep can't take a lie to such a high level, that you well start to belive it is true!!
    This is a marketing tactic that has help the Rep for years!
    People vote on emotions not logic. The Dem try to use logic and lose elections!
    Ob better show some emotion or people think you don't care about becoming Pres.
    Fromer Drill Saregent US Army.Ret.

    September 8, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  10. Cindy- St. Louis

    I agree with the majority of the bloggers here- the constant barrage of LIES is breathtaking. More breathtaking, though is how much of the American public is willing to buy all of them without thinking twice.

    I remain hopeful and prayerful that our great country is better than this.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 AND 12

    September 8, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. g

    You nobama cultists are in denial if you think your boy is going to win. Latest USAToday/Gallup poll of likely voters: McCain-Palin 54%, Obama-Biden 44%. Oh, and check out omumbles' interview with George Stephanopolous Sunday when he slipped and said "my Muslim faith". McCain will tear ostumbles up in every debate, and Palin will make Biden need more hair plugs. lol

    September 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. Ken in Dallas

    Palin was for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it, but she's a Republican, and if you question her, you're sexist. Never mind that Wasilla collected $4000/person in earmarks, she's against them for the election, even though she was for them last election.

    They look sort of interesting appearing in public together, where Palin does ALL the talking. If they don't get elected, they can take their stand-up act on the road and call themselves Palin and Teller. They might get sued for it, but they're against copyright law now, they can be for it later.

    The thing is, the only positions either of them stick to are the ones that pander to the extreme right wrong, er, wing. On issues of national policy, they say what gets them elected, then do what gets them paid. Palin and McCain pander to extremists, then do whatever they want.

    September 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  13. Brian

    How can Palin be an original maverick when she was born in 1987?

    September 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  14. yed

    "Change Washington".....man I got a laugh out of that one.

    September 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  15. tlc

    Ha ha ha. Yes, some of us are not so stupid that we don't see the lies BOTH CANDIDATES are perpetuating.

    They all lie – they are politicians. And if you believe that your precious dem candidates are full of lies then you are even more dumb!

    September 8, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. Barbara Gooch

    I think McCain and Palin are a good mix, I think that America needs these two to make change, after all the Democrates are the ones in congress and they are the ones that has hurt our economy. By the way, is Bill going to tell Obama how to sneak around the White House and cheat on his wife I would like to be a fly on the wall for this one.

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  17. Billy

    I wish the public and the media would do their homework on Palin to see just how terrible of a politician she is.

    Hey media, why don't you DEMAND Palin do some interviews to answer questions on her record and experience? You are supposed to be the voice of the American people, do your job!

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  18. irish

    Boy, sorta sounds like a little bit of jealousy going on with the screaming liberals here! Even if she was for the bridge to nowhere and is now against it, sorta like Obama saying the surge would not work, then, now saying that it worked. Flip flopper. That's all he is. And he has flip flopped on many, many, many other issue. don't believe me check it out for yourself. Go back and listen to his speeches from the primaries.

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  19. Johnboy

    Mike in Columbus:

    You just described Obama. Congrats!

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  20. Michael, watching from Canada

    I know that the American people are smarter than what the Republicans give them credit for.

    Google Anne Kilkenny and get the real truth about Sarah Palin from someone who has known her for years!

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  21. Linda

    Mavericks??? I am so sick of that term. As 'The Bush Twins: George and John' said, Google Anne Kilkenny+Alaska. She is not who she appears to be.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  22. Foreign observer

    Mavericks never pull towards the same direction. Is that really a nice perspective for a government ?

    September 8, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  23. Lady

    ((((((((( Sarah Palin= G.W Bush )))))))))

    September 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  24. Dave From Philly

    Maverick or not, Gov. Palin is not ready to be Vice President. If she was, she would have sat down for real interviews with the media about her record and her views.

    Sen. Biden did, Sen. McCain did and Sen. Obama did too. If it takes her two weeks to prepare for an interview, then how long would it take her to made a decision on national security issues or any other important issue?

    September 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. Jenn St Louis

    I have some questions...

    1. Why hasn't Palin spoken to the media sans pre written speeches?

    2. Why has the McCain Camp allowed Palin to go one on one with on a media news reporter?

    Everyone is on this Palin kick but why hasn't she spoken outside of the speeches that were written for her? I know she's a smart woman.

    Are the McCain camp going to let her join the VP debates? That's when we get a real chance to see what everyone's made of without prewritten speeches.

    September 8, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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