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. SAB

    This is really amazing. Sarah Palin does not have the intellect for national politics. Any time it takes six years for an individual to get a four year degree in journalism indicates that there is a problem so where. Her response to the interviews also indicates that she lacks substance for politics on the national level.

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. al

    "in a positive and uplifting manner"

    What? All I heard was negativity.

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Robbin

    This is comical ! It almost looks like another SNL skit rather than anything to be taken seriously.

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Alistair

    She won't even win her party's nominee!

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  5. COL

    Dave M. - you have it ALL wrong. We "libs" don't hate Palin, or fear her in any way. What we DO worry about are people who somehow think she has something to offer on the national stage.

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Nana

    Any article about Palin always has the most comments..You all know, I hope, that the more we talk about her and comment on these blogs the more popular she becomes. Just let her fade away and stop talking and writing about her. I am making a promise now never to write or read another blog regarding HER. Anyone follow??

    November 24, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    "Positive and uplifting"?!! I'll watch the ad to see if these deluded folks also speak in run-on sentences and sentence fragments that convey nothing cohesive. "Positive and uplifting"? Good grief!

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. thecatinhat

    It is time for Sarah Palin to go back to Alaska. The presidential election is over. The people who put out this ad need to embrace our new president and move on. Sarah Palin was a publicity stunt gone wrong by the McCain campaign. He might have won without her. She didn't preach common sense to anyone. She tried to preach on negativity and by putting down her opponents. Just like the average hockey mom.

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. Margaret Kondrat

    Palin is no more equipped to lead this country than a chimpanzee She's an opportunist and should pay more attention to keeping her family out of trouble She didn't have the sense to direct her own daughter to stay celibate or practice safe sex Some christian she is
    If the media would just back off it would do all of us a big favor

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Unbelievable!

    So.

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. Jon

    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."

    So they both know how o say "I don't know?"

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. Oliver

    I hope Sarah and GOP keeps this up, desperatly trying to keep Sarah Palin in the limelight. By 2012 everyone will be so sick of hearing about her they will throw up a little in their mouths.

    She is the dumbest cretin ever in the history of politics.

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Brandon

    I want the recipe for "moose chili".

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Johnny Gentle

    Ronald "Where am I, Mommy?" Reagan was a moron too (selling weapons to terrorists, firing Air Traffic controllers, ignoring AIDs, trying to make ketchup a vegetable, etc).

    But compared to Palin he was a genius....

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. Torin for Lawrenceville Ga

    Please . . . give me a break. Compare Ronald Reagan with Sarah Palin? At least Ronald Reagan knew that Africa was a continent and not a country. For all those out-of-touch conservatives that are hooked on Palin for 2012, wake up and smell the coffee because she ain't goin to get any smarter "also" by then.

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. Terri, Atlanta

    You are kidding – right?
    I heard the commercial by this group and it said something to the affect:
    "thanks for ARTICULATING in such a special way our concerns" – SAY WHAT?????
    I didn't know this boob could ARTICULATE anything. She sounded like a beauty queen answering her last most important question during the competion – i.e. example – her ridiculous interview last week while the turkey was being slaughtered behind her...she could not make a complete sentence that made sense if her life (or the turkey's life!) depend upon it!

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  17. Ryan S in KC

    And here I thought those ads were SNL skits. But, just like the Katie Couric interviews, Sarah wasn't kidding. She really is that stupid.

    You betcha!

    November 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. Bob (Illinois)

    I think I'm going to be ill!

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  19. Sue

    P L E A S E ..........make her go away!!! There are SO many more qualified Republican women than her. Let her remain in Alaska, and may we not hear any more from her on talk shows- why do they continue to want her?

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  20. Mary

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

    PRESIDENT PALIN 2012 - GO AWAY NOBAMA!!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  21. Maggie in NYS

    G Miller – agreed. Luckily most of us women were not so fooled.

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. julia

    ha ha ha ha
    will Sarah Palin please just GO AWAY!!! Your 15 minutes of fame are up Sister Sarah!!

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  23. Robbin

    comparing Palin to Reagan??!!! People have lost their minds...

    November 24, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  24. Oregonian

    The only reason Palen is news is that everone has gotten tired of Tanya Harding

    November 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. khatts98178

    Please....we have enough of your Alaskan Governor Nightmare. Put her to rest just like her expansive campaign wardrobes.

    November 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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