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

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

CNN

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. Steve, New York, New York

    I was DISGUSTED by Sarah Palin's comments, insinuating that "small town" America is the only real America. What on earth is that supposed to mean? Unless I can perfectly blend in with the original cast of HEE HAW, I'm somehow less American???

    Palin, like Cheney, is the perfect (obedient little) Neo-Con – the only way she understands how to handle any problem is to DESTROY!!

    October 20, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. no fear

    I don't think you need a moose in the ad to get across the undeniable fact that Palin is no more experienced to take the office of vp than our mayor here in KC MO. Truly, I am amazed folks are even considering her for this role, let alone the possibility of becoming president. WHy have we set the bar so low? This feels surreal.

    October 20, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. WASP - Women against Sarah Palin

    Love the ad! Its so true too!
    Obama/Biden08 & 12

    October 20, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. Marilyn

    This ad is just plain stupid.

    October 20, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Michael, Pensacola, FL

    I'm sure the moose has more education than Palin has as well!

    October 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    EARLY VOTING IN TEXAS STARTED TODAY!

    YES WE CAN!

    October 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Beverly, NYC

    Zeppo October 20th, 2008 3:59 pm ET: Please keep up with the group, Obama's birth certfiicate has been examined, he was born in Hawaii, you know one of the 50 states, unlike McCain who was born in Panama, last I checked they were never part of the 50 states. Even though he was born on a military base, still foreign soil.

    Sound like a funny ad, given the hateful nature of some people. I trust you know who you are.

    October 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Louis

    Just 2 more weeks and Palin will just be an historical footnote.

    October 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  9. Moosehead

    The moose is right.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. Jack

    obama = WELFARE
    McCain = JOBS

    VOTE SMART: McCain/Palin – we can TRUST them

    October 20, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. nice

    BAHAHAHAHAHAH.......HAHAHAHAHA

    October 20, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. tulsa

    notice that the right wing posts here are pretty negative.... you guys just don't have a lot to be positive about, do ya? See, that's the thing I don't get about the right... even when you laugh, you laugh with disdain and cruelty. God forbid anyone make fun of your candidate... they must be comunists.
    Grow up and learn to laugh. Learn to open your eyes and see beyond your hate.

    October 20, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  13. annie - never again a dem.

    To White African – They may not have time to play moose in FL – obama campaigners are busy in nursing homes trying to sign up people slumped over in wheelchairs to vote for obama.

    October 20, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  14. Countdown with Keith Olbermann

    Looks like we finally found a talkin moose that knows the facts.

    October 20, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. Audre

    To Lee: You could ask that question as to what foreign policy experience does John McCain have? Seriously, think about that statement. Just because he talks about war, war and more war (illegal that they are) does not give him any POLICY experience.

    October 20, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. INDEPENDANT VET

    AFTER YESTERDAY , AND ALL THOSE PHONE C ALLS , SOME OF THEM , A MOOSE COULD OF TALKED BETTER ENGLISH THAN THEY . IF EVERYONE IN MISSOURI GOT AS MANY PHONE CALLS AS I . AND THEY TRIED TO GET MY VOTE , YOU LISTEN TO THEM , WHY WE WILL ALL ME MILLIONAIRES , THE DAY AFTER HE GETS IN . DO THEY REALLY ECPECT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN ??? TALK ABOUT BRAIN WASHED , MUST OF WENT TO SCHOOL OF MCASKILLS TEACHING , AN REST OF THE DC BUNCH. WHY THEY ARE NOT EVEN GOING TO BE ABLE ROB ANYONE. FOR PELOSI AND AYERS , AND REZKO HAVE BEEN PROMISED 200 MILLION ALREADY FOR SOME PORK BARELL PROJECT .

    I WILL TAKE A MOOSE ANYDAY TO ANYONE THAT HAS THE BACK GROUND OF THE UNDER WORLD. BEWARE OF OUR ENEMY FROM WITH IN.

    AN FOR POWELL, WE ALL WERE RIGHT , HE WOULD JUMP ASHORE , WHAT POSITION IS HE TRYING TO GET . WHO WOULD EVER THOUGHT HE WOULD , FROM HERO TO TURN COAT . HE HEARD THE CALL MOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    October 20, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. gbrown2

    BRILLIANT AD!!!!! KEEP IT RUNNING 24/7!!!!!! LOL

    October 20, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. Accountant Guy

    That is hilarious!! McBush should have picked the moose for his VP. I bet it can also see Russia from its woods, so it has foreign policy experience also!! BARACK THE VOTE!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 20, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. Igor

    Actually the moose is right – Palin did say you can see Russia from an island in Alaska. Also, according to McCain she knows more about energy than anyone in this country, including – get this – the Energy Secretary.
    These are things that actually happened in real life, and were documented, as opposed to stretch-the-truth comments like "denies care to infants" and "pals around with terrorists."

    October 20, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. Danielson, Pittsburgh PA

    You do realize this goofy moose has raised more questions than anyone in the mainstream media about the half-baked Alaskan VP candidate.

    No Meet the Press. No Face the Nation. No This Week. And NO national interviews without John Grandpa McCain at her side to defend her.

    She's not answered a single substantive question in over a month...on foreign policy, on her abuse of power reprimand in Alaska, on the Joe the Plumber lies, on her husband's membership in a secessionist party, on her abuse of earmarks for now debt-ridden Wasilla, on her witch-doctor priest or controversial statements actually FROM a pulpit, or on her general credibility to take office WITHOUT a script from a stumpspeechwriter or SNL writer.

    Really. We haven't seen her in a month from anyone not considered ultra-right wing (hannity, ingrham, limbaugh)...so if she's not going to speak at all before the election...

    I say let the moose do the talking. Because the moose obviously has more guts than our traditional media does.

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. Black and White for Obama

    Palin redistributed Alaska oil tax revenue to Alaskans. Is that socialism?

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. Matt

    Why does Move On even still exist? Clinton has not been in power for 8 years now. They only exist now to make things up and have the liberal sheep in the world follow them.

    Their shelf life ended long ago and they should just fold up and go away.

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  23. mary

    The moose should be talking about MR.& MRS. PALIN involvement in a terrorist group known as the Alaskan Independence Party. This is group who wants to leave the UNION, whose leader,VOLGER, was killed attempting to buy plastic explosions. MR.PALIN is a member, MRS.PALIN gave the keynote address to their convention in 2000 and taped a welcome address for them in 2006. The media should be asking questions about this!

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  24. Enlightened Voter

    Brilliant and so very true! I think I will donate to moveon.org.

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. Scott, Wichita

    Ok, I'm not voting for either party, but that's just downright hilarious... :)

    Unless it's as annoying as the moosehead at bugaboo creek, which just wont shut up (or that dancing gopher...)

    October 20, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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