November 24th, 2008
03:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Pro-Palin 'thank you' ads hit the airwaves

A pro-Palin ad campaign hits the airwaves this week.
A pro-Palin ad campaign hits the airwaves this week.

(CNN) - Election Day was three weeks ago, but political ads praising former Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin are still hitting the airwaves.

The Our Country Deserves Better PAC has begun running spots in Alaska - two 60-second ads, and two 30-second versions — that pay tribute to Palin, with plans to expand the ad buy to the rest of the country sometime this week.

"Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner," chief strategist Sal Russo said in a statement. "I worked with President Ronald Reagan since his first days in the California Governor’s Office, and I can tell you that I see so many similarities between President Reagan and Governor Palin."

The 60-second Thanksgiving-themed spot — which comes days after footage of a Palin interview on a turkey farm hit the airwaves — also points to the Alaska governor's fondness for moose chili as a turkey alternative.

The PAC - which sponsored the "Stop Obama Now" bus tour during the campaign season - said it plans to spend at least $50,000 airing the ads in Alaska. It has not yet released details of the ad buy on national broadcast and cable networks.


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soundoff (681 Responses)
  1. Michelle, PA

    Fighting for "common sense conservative principles"? "Positive and uplifting"? Makes as much sense as wasting that kind of money on ads for an election they lost three weeks ago.

    November 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Jessie

    Thats $50 thosand they cud hav spent on mi educatin.

    November 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Mag

    Go awya Palin, and keep killing the Mooses and Turkeys in Alaska. We don't need you here! Slogan for Palins 2012!

    Shed some innocent animal blood – Hurray Palin 2012!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. Cathy Brandes

    I beg to differ, nothing about her message was positive and uplifting.

    November 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. JP

    I have been a republican all my life and feel that the right wing conservatives are destroying the party. I could never support Pallin.

    November 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. bruce morningstar

    How an anyone be interested in Palin. She is not very smart and poorly educated and would make a horrible Senator, let alone President. How she became a Governor is beyond me. There are many well qualified Republicans ahead of her, I would say at least 1000 in public life. The country and the party needs capable leaders, not popular airheads.

    November 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. Dixie AZ

    What a waste of money in these economic times. If these people feel there is anything to thank Palin for, why not fund some food banks that are struggling to feed folks that don't have $150,000 wardrobes?

    November 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. ScottE

    Wasn't the last presidential campaign the longest in history to date? Looks like the Sarah sealots have decided to try to break that record. Go ahead and start spending that money now instead of putting it to good use like education, the economy, etc......

    November 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Frank

    Wait a minute, Andy H., what's wrong with Ron Popeil. His informericals were crucial to my coming of age. The Ronco food dehydrator could stop this recession!

    November 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Pat

    This is GREAT! Palin 2012! As a Progressive Liberal, this is the best thing since McCain added that nut job to the ticket.. Ma be that PAC will buy her a book...and a history tutor...a government/civics tutor... a speech writer...

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Rob

    This is just a joke. A woman who exhibited at the very least very poor judgement during her tenure in the offices she held in Alaska is going to show us how to govern ourselves by "fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner"?!?!? Like she did as a state official in AK? Another reason the Republican party as a whole just makes me sick. Dwight Eisenhower, the last good Republican...

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. ch

    Sarah Palin is an insult to women. Especially compared to Hillary Clinton who is smart, strong and well informed on every foriegn and domestic issue.

    Palin and her whack job right wing supporters will do nothing but continue to drag the GOP down.

    Ugh -

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. TyWebb

    DUMB!

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  14. B

    How about we start the "STOP PALIN NOW" bus tour. . .Let's all meet at the bridge to nowhere, say 5 o'clock?

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. Debby

    I guess its their money and they are spending on Gov. Palin. I see nothing wrong with that. Pres. elect Obama is still on his tax the rich scenerio from listening to his press conference this morning. He doesn't realize all this taxing is going to have more big corps. laying off people and not creating jobs like he says it will.

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. Emma from San Jose, CA

    I hope the Palin praising will go on and on. By 2012 or 2016 we will be saturated with the wonder of this woman and we will no longer be interested in her.

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  17. Leon

    Ridiculous!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. francine Quebec

    What is it with Americans? Or is it just Republicans? Not once, but twice they elected "dumb as a post Bush"..and now there are people out there actually contemplating Palin in 2012?? I don't get it..

    November 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  19. Joe in MN

    Why is she still here? Her presence can be correlated to the economic meltdown.

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  20. Lani in Los Angeles

    Pure foolishness

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  21. RLF

    Gag me with (that) spoon. Confidence married to ignorance... people admire this?

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  22. sandee in Portland

    Here we go,. We are probably going to inundated with news articles and ads about her for the next 4 years. Leave it to the right wing to try to ram it down our throat. Remember, they believe it you hear it often enough, you will believe it. So, they figure if they tell us how great Palin is for the next 4 years, by then we'll be ready for vote for her in 2012. Don't think so. My hope is most of us will remember how truly illiterate she really is.

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. getting closer

    maybe after 16 years of Obama's you might grow up and get some wisdom Sarah Palin. but not now,nor 2012, nor 2016 or 2020.
    Good luck.

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  24. Chuck

    Send the woman hunting!!!! Moose season should be open!

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  25. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    LMAO!!!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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