November 24th, 2008
03:29 PM ET
5 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. Vicki5

    They are trying to re-write history. It won't work.

    November 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Minerva-Nashua

    Bizarre. Do the Republicans understand that they've created a monster that will never go away?

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

    Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air!! Finally someone who isn't afraid to be herself and speak her mind. She is forthright and real.

    Huckabee/Palin '09

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. scot

    hey Charles Douglas Lemay who the weather in loonyville today?
    Sarah Palin was not the great communicator and she can’t answer even the simplest of questions.
    Conservatism is a group raging morons like yourself were intellect is frowned upon.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. NYC Native

    Thank God Obama won.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. cazart

    ATTENTION STUPID PEOPLE: You had your chance to run the country. You failed miserably, due to your stupidity and utter incompetence. Please gather your things and leave by any of the marked exits. We'll call you when we need you. Don't wait up.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. Wanda in Montana

    Go Sarah 2012! All of us Democrats would love to have her to mock for another election cycle. Everything is easier, from people who write letters to the editor to the late night comedians. We're rooting for the Republicans to continue down their path of stupidity to add a little hilarity to our normally mundane lives.

    Moose burgers for Thanksgiving, I love it! Maybe next year she can pardon a moose and then show everyone the proper procedure of field dressing a moose - preferably we can watch her shoot one from a helicopter with a semi-automatic rifle first.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. TyWebb

    Hey, "Dave M", the joke's over on 01/20/09...Bush, that is.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. AZ Lauren

    Just another way the GOP shows that it cares more about self promotion and image than actually helping Americans that are starving in this economic disaster.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. Bea

    Why can't she just go away. Nobody needs her, not even the people of Alaska.

    November 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. GeneralXer

    I love Sarah Palin!! I want more. I don't care in what capacity. The liberal agenda in this country is like a cancer. Sarah is the cure. Palin 2012!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Mary

    Yea Sarah!!! I can't wait til 2012 so you can boot Obama out the white house!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  13. Helena

    Is this a joke? Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin have nothing in common.
    Ronald Reagan was a very positive and uplifting man. I found Sarah Palin to be offensive in so many ways.

    November 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. Woodman

    Dear OurCountryPAC.org:
    It has come to my attention that you have been throwing away money to show your support for a shallow, vapid and divisive politician; one who, contrary to what you say, bears no resemblance to Ronald Reagan whatsoever. Had I known you were going to chuck your money out the window with such a cavalier attitude, I would have suggested that you put the money to better use, such as contributing to a charity organization to help Americans during these dire economic times. If you cannot think of a worthy organization to contribute to, please contact me and I will gladly offer some suggestions to you.
    Thank you for your time.
    Signed,
    A Patriotic American

    November 24, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. David in Maryland

    Uplifting? You honestly have to be kidding me, this woman who continued to say anything no matter how outrageous over and over again to try to tear others down said nothing at all uplifting during her time on the national stage.

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. Matt

    I always find it funny when people say it was "whiny liberals" complaining after the 2000 election. There were serious problems with that election and I guarantee that if the tables had been turned we would have seen thousands of blogs and so forth from "whiny conservatives".

    THIS race is over and it was decisive. Sarah Palin will NOT be our president in 2012, or 2016, or 2020 or any year after that. She has got to be the biggest fake I've ever seen. There is no sign of thoughtfullness, just slogans and catch phrases. Even in the interview last week with the turkeys getting slaughtered in the background (hilarious) she was STILL in campaign mode spouting rediculous certitudes and catch phrases. She would have NO idea what to do about the very serious problems facing this country.

    Get over her and find a real candidate that can attract more than just the base whackos.

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  17. Los

    I'm pretty indifferent about these ads, the only thing that gets me is the one where someone calls her "articulate". I mean, c'mon, that's really pushing it.

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  18. LyonsPhilly

    P -alin
    A- alaska
    C- ontrol

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  19. Boisepoet

    At what point in political discourse did lying about your opponent’s position or personal acquaintances equate to campaigning in a “positive and uplifting manner”?
    Embracing Palin means embracing the faction of the party that disdains intellectual discourse and solutions in favor of political expediency and fundamentalist religious teachings. In this ad’s usage, the term “common sense” becomes a pejorative as it becomes equivalent to biblically based, anti-scientific, and racially charged rhetoric.

    For your sake, William Buckley, I'm glad you didn't have to see this.

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. Jen From VA

    "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." <-
    That is a joke right???!!
    Jen from VA...Blue VA!

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Sherry

    Please don't ruin our week! It's suppose to be Thanksgiving, not torture. I thought the USA didn't go for torture, but keeping this woman in the news is exactly that. Give us a break! She should stay in Alaska with the moose!

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. faye

    GO AWAY THE ELECTION IS OVER. PALIN IS A IDIOT. WHY CNN KEEP BRINGING HER UP. SHE DIDN'T DO NOTHING BUT SHOW US WHAT A IDOIT SHE IS.

    November 24, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Soccer Nana

    I did not realilze Alaska (and possibly the rest of America) had so many individuals with extremely low self esteem.

    How can these people waste money trying to salvage the reputation of someone ,who devastated her own image, by accepting a role she was sooooo not qualified for?

    This is scary!

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. Giver her a break

    Does anyone remember when liberals used to be open-minded and believed in a sort of live-and-let-live philosophy? What happened to those good old-fashioned liberals who just wanted to see the world become a better place and didn't need to relentlessly criticize others to try to prove their point? Reading through some of these comments shows just how narrow-minded our country has become. It's sad. Sarah Palin has inspired many people and hopefully that inspiration will encourage them to do positive things. Accept it and move on.

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. Julie in NC

    "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."

    Yeah, she is like Reagan after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's!

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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