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. Joe "Obama's Not Ready" Biden

    Enough with Obama's whining.
    We're sick of it. We all see through it.

    October 20, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Lu from Houston, TX

    Take a look at how many people, public figures and commoners, are voting for a Democrat for the first time in their life, how can one question Colin Powell's decision as being race-based?

    The problems that Palin brings are much more beyond the women issues. McCain is trying to make a point that she is different from the leftist feminists. But, Palin doesn't know how to think on her own feet in a reasonable way regarding national and international issues; this is much more than the feminist issues. She has violated ethical codes, has not been transparent to the American people, and has not answered any critical questions in a thoughtful way. She only knows how to smear, sneer and smack. More people should be VERY VERY concerned.

    October 20, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. hurriCAIN PALIN

    moveon.org., stop drinking the kool-aid, it makes people suffer from braindead idiocy

    supporters of mccain/palin, its time to derail the nobama express

    October 20, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Carl from MI

    Another great ad by MoveOn.org... thank God for them!

    I'd rather vote for the MOOSE then for McCain/Palin!!

    At least a moose doesn't spew vile hate and then pretends like he didn't incite it. McCain's campaign is going down in flames... just like his plane did so many years ago. Mayday.... mayday...


    October 20, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. mume

    even da mouse was funny but rush limbaugh and palin makes me sick wit all dis bullcrap I can't stand these people Obama/biden 08

    October 20, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Kelby from Houston, TX

    Dig in to these guys and let them have it!!!
    The McCain/Palin campaign can be summed up in three words
    The truth hurts the McCain campaign much more than their lies and divisive tactics will ever hurt the Obama campaign.

    THAT ONE '08


    October 20, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. sandee in Portland

    For all those uneducated, un-informed people that blog about Obama's birth certificate. Give me a break. Are you all so dumb that you don't think our government has already vetted this about all the candidates. After all, it's a law that you have to be born in the U.S. to become President. If this were truly an issue, McCain's campaign would certainly be pressing this issue. Obama's web site has his birth certificate on it. Look it up instead of reading the stupid websites that spout hate and lies.

    October 20, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. True Blue Ohio

    I think the use of a talking donkey would have been more appropriate.

    October 20, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Laszlo in L.A.

    Abby: I think your comments were funnier than the ad itself.

    This race is over. CNN and the news networks have a vested interest in keeping it close because it’s Must See TV.

    100,000 people came out in St. Louis on Sunday to hear Obama speak. I doubt that 46,000 of them were there because they thought it was a McCain/Palin event.

    The vast majority of voters are sick and tired of where we’ve been the last 8 years. It has little to do with Obama and even less to do with John McCain. David Gergen could be elected president as long as he was running opposite the Republicans and had Jessi Klein’s endorsement. People are fed up and the party sitting in the White House always picks up the check. Just ask Jimmy Carter.

    October 20, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Sue in MI

    Even McCain admitted that one of the best Presidents was a long-sitting governor of Arkansas with little foreign policy experience (Clinton.) He also couldn't being himself to actually SAY Palin is qualified for President, because she (and cohort Todd) is not. The thought of them having access to secret documents and the nuclear code before she can even pronounce the word is what's driving Dems to the polls.
    And "redistribution?" What do you think McCain's tax cuts are-give to the wealthy who will invest it in themselves and their offshore accounts, leaving nothing to trickle down to the rest of us.Plus he'll tax your health benefits to drive you into his system of $5000/FAMILY-not a person, as he says. Try to buy adequate care with that. Can anyone honestly say the last eight years' economic policies have been anything but a disaster? And you think Obama will leave us in debt? News flash-McCain/Palin are all set to attack Iran at first provocation-there go your tax cuts unless you think he'll borrow even MORE from China to pay for them. And then what debts are we leaving our children? He had the gall to say he could balance the budget in his first term...when every economist on the planet says no way. Get smart people. Stop thinking with your Republican hats on.This pro-American white woman is voting for Obama/Biden to keep us safe and to bring the country back from fascism.

    October 20, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. republicans hate america

    McCain wants to "transfer our wealth"

    October 20, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Sacto Joe



    Yep, the Fed chairman himself has endorsed socialism. He now agrees with those liberal Dems that we need to stimulate the economy with government spending.

    OR – he's NOT a socialist and neither are Democrats. They're just PRO-AMERICAN PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!

    October 20, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  13. bn

    It be nice to see the moose chase a hillbilly instead. Get out and vote brothers and sisters.

    October 20, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. Black and White for Obama

    Palin redistributed Alaska oil tax revenue to Alaskans. Is that socialism? Abused of Power, employ only those who she knew, fire those who opposed her or her families.

    Vote for change...yes we can!

    October 20, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Charlie Bradley

    A moose...finally someone Palin has a chance–albeit a very small one–of winning a debate against

    October 20, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. Hockey Mom for Obama!


    October 20, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. Ian

    Thank you to those who supported the McCain-Feingold bill. It's because of bills like that, that we are subjected to ads like this. Only in America.

    October 20, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Awesome! And truthful too.

    October 20, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  19. TheTruthHurts

    It's probably in poor taste, but I would take the SNL skit with the moose getting shot - pop, pop, pop and then show Palin raising hands - "all the mavericks in da house put ya hanz up!" It's hilarious. However, anyone persuaded by such an ad is already voting democratic anyone.

    They need an ad with her citing her proximity to Russia as experience or McCain saying he met her twice before asking her or the text from the abuse of power report.

    This whole thing would be a joke if our future's didn't hang in the balanc.e.

    October 20, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  20. tulsa

    I agree with Bruce, the Alskan oil tax that goes back to the people of the state more closely resembles socialism that the Obama tax plan. Socialism is the social and economic theory that all wealth, property, etc is truly the property of society, with no individual qwnership at all. So in Alaska, the oil wealth is taxed and given back to the people. Sounds good to Alaskans, but hey, isn't Alaska part of the US? lol, if so, then I'D like some of that oil tax money too!!!

    October 20, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  21. Geo Joe in ABQ

    What's a poor Republican to do?
    (To the tune of "If I Only had a Brain")

    The campaign is a failin'
    It must be Sarah Palin
    Her selection was insane...
    We wouldn't really need her
    If we only had a leader
    But we only have McCain!

    October 20, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  22. Molly

    Keep Fighting GOV Palin!
    America NEEDS YOU!!!

    Vote: McCain/Palin

    October 20, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. Fed Up Independent

    Should we all fear for the growing moose population in the lower '48 if Caribou Barbie gets elected???.... Quick tell Bambi to hide too! Ah, the Lipstick Cronicles. What a pathetic joke she is. It's not even funny anymore.

    October 20, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  24. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    If you don't like what this ad says ... don't blame Obama ... it's moveon.org's "mad men" who wrote it! But then again ... the truth of it is probably hitting too close to home for the McCain-Palin campaign.

    October 20, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  25. TyWebb

    Hey, "Joe "Obama's Not Ready" Biden", speaking of whining, you do a pretty gosh darn good job of it, yourself...you betcha!

    October 20, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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