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. Nouhad Mirza

    She is a very stupid woman, And she appeals to stupid people, She needs to go away.

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

    Marketing. The US has the greatest propagandists... er "marketing" people... in the world. The best go to work in politics. Say something... *anything*... often enough, and with enough conviction, and you can convince an alarming percentage of the population it is true....

    November 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. Matt K

    Losers.

    November 24, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. Kathy in Indiana

    I just spewed my coffee all over my key board – this is the funniest joke I have heard since – well since McLame put Ms. Northern Exposure on his ticket!

    Funny stuff ! Very funny stuff!

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. Terri, Atlanta

    I agree with the previous poster – it is all about those "stay at home" moms wanting to have a "hockey mom" as president- those are her biggest supporters along with the redneck, joe six pack, joe the plumber type men! i know as i have one in my family – my sister. She does not and never will appeal to us career women, no way , no how – no Palin as Hillary said!

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. BTGH, Streamwood, IL

    Nice picture.

    Bet that lady would look just like Sarah Palin if she had $150K to spend on her looks and wardrobe.

    Sure hope the GOP can find better people than Palin and Huckabee by 2012, otherwise I am voting Dem again.

    Please don't make me do that!!!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  7. Curtis

    Did he just compare Palin to president Reagan, wow what an insult.

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. Bennie

    Another case of the dumbing down of America.

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. Helene

    Thank you Sarah for helping Obama win this election. Thank you for slaughtering polar bears and wolves, thank you for ridiculing the Republican party, thank you for winking on television like a hooker. Thank you for everything and thank you for remaining in Alaska for the next 50 years.

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. twiddly

    Woohoo!
    The republicans are in deep doodoo for a loooong time, thanks to McCain's ill-thought VP pick.

    Palin is the best thing to happen to the democrats in decades.
    Please, please keep spending money to put Sarah front & center!

    This is just too funny for words.

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. obama supporter in NC

    honestly, who cares about this????

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. {dh}

    >>The Ronco food dehydrator could stop this recession!
    Don't forget the pocket fisherman Frank!

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  13. jimbojump

    LBJ said
    "And BTW, due to the nature of the donations, approx. $25K of the donations weren't tax deductible, so don't even think about slinging that typical lefty mud"

    what donations did those go to? the white knights of america and the neo-nazi against america?

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  14. Omari, AZ

    What in the world are these people smoking?

    " Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner,"

    Palling around with terrorists. Kill Him. He's a terrorist. Wow! what a positive influence!!!! She is such a positive inspiration!!! After reading that, I had to look up the word "positive" in hopes to understand what they are talking about. No luck. the dictionary definition is much different.

    If anyone can figure out what they are talking about, please tell me. Maybe Im the crazy one

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  15. m. mckenzie

    Sarah Palin, go and hide. You may be attractive but you are certainly lacking in brains and common sense. We don't need to hear from you anymore.

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  16. Palin is down with the syndrome

    "I can tell you that I see so many similarities between President Reagan and Governor Palin."

    Are these people smoking crack or what??? Ronald Reagan just puked & rolled in his grave.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  17. tedh

    why?
    will R's get off of ron reagan already? did you get any trickledown? IT NEVER WORKED. stop it already.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. Jim

    Sarah Palin has good values, the kind of values America needs in a leader. The problem seems to be the majority of Americans don't want a leader with good values because the people themselves don't have and don't respect good values. The values of the elected officials are a reflection of the values the people admire.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. republicans hate america

    Good lord what a waste of money

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  20. Uncle Fester

    JM
    Practice what you preach, why dontcha?

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. Michael from Virginia

    ENOUGH! Spend the money helping people in food bank and unemployment lines. Sarah Palin sure needs help, but I don't think an ad campaign is the help she needs.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    How about everyone stop being so ignorant and realize Palin had nothing to do with this ad.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. turkey in the background

    14 minutes and counting.

    now that the price of oil is going back down, will they still love sarah in alaska when she cuts their statewide petrowelfare checks?

    she may not be stupid, but she sure plays one on tv.

    November 24, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  24. zgberg

    My bet is Palin will run in the 2012 Republican primary but will lose. She does a good job at rallying the conservative base, but she is too divisive and can't bring in moderates let alone liberals.

    She is fine for a state like Alaska. She does get high approval and deserves it. However, it became blatantly obvious throughout the '08 campaign that she was the wrong choice for the McCain ticket – not because she is evil, but because the American public knew deep down how risky of a choice she was. And it took away the experience argument from the Republicans. It was simply too great a risk to have someone that inexperienced at the helm should McCain expire. America felt more comfortable with Obama's so-called lack of experience versus Palin's.

    I don't believe Palin will make it to the 2012 general election. If she does, it will be tied to a failed Obama presidency . I've got faith in Barack, that's why I voted for him. But I'm cautiously optimistic...the next few years will truly show if America made the right choice or not.

    November 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Disgusted

    Imagine what good they could have done with $50,000. They could have fed some hungry people, helped give medical care to needy children, donated it to develop infrastructure in hurricane-stricken areas. But no. They thought a pro-Palin television commercial was more important than ALL of those things.

    November 24, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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