October 20th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Talking 'Moose' takes aim at McCain-Palin in new ad


Watch: In the latest MoveOn.org ad a talking moose takes aim at the McCain-Palin ticket.

(CNN)– A talking moose is the latest star of an anti-McCain-Palin ad put out by MoveOn.org Monday, taking aim at the Alaska governor’s experience and record.

“You really gotta question John McCain’s judgment pickin’ Sarah Palin as his VP,” the moose, which is mounted on a wall says.

Watch: A talking moose stars in a new ad

“We know her up here. She doesn't have any national security experience,” the moose says. “She can't even explain Bush's war policy. But she supports his war. And now she's an expert because she can see Russia?”

The 30-second spot, “Moose,” will literally follow Gov. Palin across the country as she campaigns for these final weeks.

According to MoveOn.org, the ad will air in towns and cities one day in advance of Palin’s scheduled appearances in those areas, beginning Monday in Las Vegas ahead of her Tuesday campaign stop.

Filed under: John McCain • MoveOn • Sarah Palin
soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. George

    Well the Moose reminds me of Barack Obama


    Sounds like Obama trying to defend his crap he's spreading on the campaign trail.

    Obama-The Moose–just more crap!

    MCPALIN 2008 !!!

    October 20, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. tulsa

    lol... in the best tradition of political adds. Humor.
    Although, it's probably not funny to Republicans. (not much is it seems)

    October 20, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Abby

    .LOL...Poor moose. Sorry you had to be a burger. We will avenge you yet.

    October 20, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. vote

    looks like oprah lol

    October 20, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Alison B

    Way to go it is time people open their eyes to McCain's judgement. Even Colin Powel stated on national TV that she is not qualified for the job as vice-president.

    And all these things that McCain and Palin don't agree upon it an indication as to how the show would run if they got into the white house.

    October 20, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Maggie from Virginia

    Hilarious!! I love it!

    October 20, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Bruce

    When Palin calls Obama a socialiest because of his tax plan she seems to forget about her TAX on the oil companies that she HANDS OUT to Alaskans. But you were not suposed to remember that after all that was yeasterday and Republican can't remember things that long.

    October 20, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  8. Crazy the race is still close

    This is funny! Moveon, definitely has a sense of humor! 🙂

    October 20, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. FL Rep for Obama

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! Wake up people...this trigger happy Caribou Barbie could be our Commander in Chief! Think about the children of America who need hope...better schools...a better life. And vote for the candidate of REAL change...OBAMA/BIDEN

    October 20, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Ernestine


    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    She shoots wolves from a helicopter. That's fair, isn't it? Oh great white hunter. Put her on the ground with them. She's in bed with the republicans, she can handle the wolves.

    Vote early – I did. Obama/Biden

    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Chuck

    They should have shown a dead wolf laying on the ground talking also. I hope Moveon.org gets as dirty as the McCain camp itself has in the last few months. Obama doesn't need to get dirty. He actually has a plan and a message that is truthful and thought out.

    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Charlie Bradley

    HaHaHa!!!!!! thats hillarious 🙂 Maybe after this is all over VP Dick Cheney will take the Mrs. Palin hunting with him 🙂

    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. rok


    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  15. Cynthia; Bham

    Great commerial and true – and definitiely not nasty like the McCain robocalls.

    October 20, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    A silly genre to use, but effectively timed, given that she just came off her SNL stint. This should serve to further her comedic career after her appearance on Saturday night. Let's just keep laughing at her all the way to the polls as we vote for the next POTUS of the USA: BARACK OBAMA-YES WE CAN!!!

    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  17. Glenn; Bakersville, NC.

    THey should do one with a pack of wolves and cut to the occasional helicopter hunt. That would be pretty cool too!

    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  18. TrueAmerican

    There ya go – this is truly the person I am planning NOT to vote for GOP (FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE) 'cause I am really worried about Mccain's health.....

    what on earth was this man thinking (beyond the political scores etc etc) when he made the pick ???? He has alienated a LOT of strong conservatives ...... this is true damage to GOP

    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  19. ANGIE


    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  20. OBAMA 4 President

    Good, but I wish they'd come out with something more hardcore like linking Palin through her husband to the secessionist group, how can you be a VP candidate for the US when you are a sympathizer with secessionists who want Alaska to be an independent country freom the US. Why don't they go and run for President of Alaska? Also attack them back on all their lies, Palin saying that Barack was palling around with terrorist, how does Ayers become terrorists? Also get them on Palins ethichs violation in Alaska for abuse of power. etc.

    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  21. Former Hillary supporter

    I love it ! Thank you moveon.org !!

    October 20, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  22. NoBama, Not Now Not Ever

    Well here's a suprise another weak ad by moveon.org. Nice try didn't they try this with Bush and it didn't work. Even far left liberals think moveon.org is a joke. However I am getting really tired of people saying that if I don't vote for Obama that I'm a racist. Just like when people from my side say any comment about Palin is sexist. Let's knock it off and get to the point. The point is Obama will spend us into even higher debt, and will have to tax more then the 5% of Americans he's already punishing for making it in this country. Nice way of telling our children, "You don't need to become successful, the successful people will pay for everything for you." Thanks

    October 20, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |

    Palin the Moose you Moron.

    October 20, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  24. Lee

    And what foreign policy experience does Obama have? And why is the moose quoting something Tina Fey said as something Palin said?

    The truth is Palin actually has more experience than a junior Senator not even finished with his first term.

    October 20, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Great ad!
    Be sure to vote and send Palin back to Alaska!

    Vote Obama/Biden '08

    October 20, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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