October 22nd, 2008
02:06 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin flies over corn-cut image of herself

Palin flew over a corn-cut image of herself.
Palin flew over a corn-cut image of herself.

AKRON, Ohio (CNN) - Shortly after taking off from Toledo on a flight bound for Akron, Sarah Palin’s campaign plane twice circled around a now-famous image of the Alaska governor etched into a golden cornfield in northeast Ohio, offering Palin a surreal chance to look down on the outsized agricultural rendering of herself.

The portrait, which reads “Sarah America,” was cut out of 16-acres of corn in Whitehouse, Ohio by designers hired by Duke and Martha Wheeler, who hope to attract visitors to their Corn Maze at The Butterfly House, a local tourist attraction.

Palin and her family peered down on the corn-carved candidate from their windows, with several members of her senior staff clamoring over to the left side of the plane to join them.

Since many on the plane apparently missed the initial glimpse of the corn candidate, the pilot circled the JetBlue charter jet around for another pass, allowing members of the campaign apparatus to snap pictures.


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soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. JohnLee

    That takes the word "art" to an entirely new level of it has to be in the eye of the beholder! This farmer sure much be making a lot of money to do this in one of his fields. I'm sure he'll be waiting in line for a handout from the Republicans for his failed business.

    October 22, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. tulsa

    lol.... I can't wait till that get's plowed under.

    October 22, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. speechless

    Wow! so much love!

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. MEP

    Corn and Palin. Serendipity?

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. The Stallion & The Champ vs. The Old Mule and Winky Half-baked Alaska

    Shouldn't that read Sarah knows nothing about America?

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Jim

    She looks good in corn but would look even better ater the cow has eaten and done his work on the corn, is her middle name Patty?

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Frank G

    CORN SAYS IT ALL.

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    look just like her, But a third-grader's question, "What does the Vice President do?” Sen McCain running mate Sarah Palin Didn't know what her job would be. Palin would have been better off if she said I really don't know. Go Obama/Biden

    October 22, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Joe

    Shouldn't it be "Sarah 'Independent Republic of Alaska'"?

    Just teasin.

    October 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. OLD MAN SHOUTS AT CLOUDS

    This is appropros since she has corn for brains.

    October 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. USMC Mike

    What's that scribble above the image in the field, does it list the sales going on at Saks ?

    LOL folks are stuuuuupid .... her 15 mins of fame are about up ... I bet she doesn't win reelection in AK when her term is up ... I bet she doesn't even run .... She is finished ...

    October 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. BBB

    So newsworthy.... and definitely worth flying over a second time

    October 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. Clarence

    I would like to know why Obama or McCain are not talking about having the CEO of Lehman and all the other CEO crooks that caused this financial mess and made hundreds of millions of dollars doing so cough up that money and pay off the bailout, this would be the party I would vote for.

    October 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. Sophia

    What a nice tribute to Sarah.

    October 22, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  15. SoCal

    It's shame that there wasn't a moose running free on that field, so Sarah Palin could show reporters her ability at shooting animals from a plane.

    October 22, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  16. The World for Obama

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    What a waste of corn ... and gas ... and fertilizer.

    Typical Republican wastefulness.

    October 22, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  17. Kim

    "Corn Candidate." How apropos.

    October 22, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
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