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. Michael, Houston Texas

    Funny to see on here that most of you defending that nutcase are probably middle aged men that are all hot and bothered by Sarah. Stop with the blue pills old guys and keep the blood in your brain so you can think straight. Oh by the way JM, I challenge you to go first. We need your full name, address, DOB, SS number, copies of any degrees or certifications that you have acquired, occupation, current salary if any. Yeah right, as I thought! Now you close your pie hole and continue to hide behind your monitor and your "name".

    November 24, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. John

    I seriously doubt that anyone will EVER take her seriously again. Its an unfortunate use of resources to keep her name on the front page, unless of course, its in the entertainment section. Ms Palin has done herself and her family a disservice by collorating with the "handlers" who are going to lead her astray some more.
    Ms. Palin will someday regret the spotlights.

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

    Uplifting? Inspiring? Common sense? Positive? Values?

    Why is NASA spending money looking for intelligent life elsewhere.?Why don't they see if they can find any here.?

    Apparently Alaska wouldn't be the place to start.

    November 24, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Lauren the Designer

    I'm glad I don't live in Alaska.
    If they really wanted to thank her, they should have donated all that money to a special needs charity or something.

    November 24, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Joe Green

    Republicans mired in the past, trying to relive old victories...

    Democrats looking toward the future, building on present victories...

    Who wins? Not hard to figure out.

    Sarah Palin was no Ronald Reagan.

    November 24, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. Annie, Atlanta

    Is this a joke? Thanking Sarah Palin? For what? Fear mongering, hate mongering, using an us vs. them approach viciously? This woman reveled in the hate rallies she presided over, unleasing hate in the ugliest of ways, lying through her teeth, yet talking about God? She, in and of herself, sums up what is wrong with America, not what is right. People like her in power could see us all the way back to the 1600s and Salem-type witch hunts. She actually endangered the life of President-elect Barack Obama. No thank you, Sarah Palin.

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

    Are these people serious? Reagan? Uplifting? Positive? She is none of those things. She was rude, mean, divisive and borderline vicious in her attacks, and she couldn't even get along with her "handlers" nor her running mate. I fail to see any redeeming qualities in her, but if they want to waste their money, go ahead. I can tell you, most of the country will be begging them to stop and work on something that will help this country now. But then, if Obama succeeds, they lose again. Ha!
    Dave, your comment would be true except that everything we say about her is TRUE. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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

    Telling people they are basically terrorist sympathizers is surely a positive and issue oriented approach to campaigning.

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

    sour grapes on the far right. They cannot rule the country forever.

    November 24, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  10. Self-made woman

    I still say if Sarah Palin had been a liberal Democrat, she would have been hailed as a pioneer heroine for women everywhere.

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

    Oh no another reason to keep the television tunred off! It is ironic that the people who claim to be so taken in by her claim to be real Americans and pro-women. Have to give Sarah credit she is doing a bang up job of sounding like a real team player now ~ wanting to be interviewed, support Barrack and pray for him. It's laughable but the same idiots that believe drug riden Rush will buy this proaganda as well.

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

    My goodness, what mindless vitriol from so many. I guess it's true that we get the government we deserve. Is it impossible for you to offer a critique of ideas, or are you only able to demean and insult?

    Here's a good example, from Latina-Indepedent-4-OBAMA:
    "Palin did nothing but incite HATE, ANGER, AND DIVISION! "

    Really? Where and when? I must have missed it. Listen up friends, nobody can "incite" those things if they aren't already in our hearts! While I thought she was unprepared to govern the nation, I did agree with many (not all) of her positions. It incited no hate, anger, or division in me; it only seems to have had that effect on liberals. Why is that? Are you not as enlightened and tolerant as you imagined?

    Here's a wacky idea... if you want the media to stop talking about Palin, stop reading the articles and commenting on the blogs! Lack of interest is the surest way to put an end to it. But instead, you prove that you have a vindictive need to keep punishing her over and over for some imagined offense. Doesn't seem healthy to me.

    November 24, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. E B

    What a waste of money, no one really will believe that garbage.

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

    Hey, LBJ, you lost. Thanks for donating money, though. Why don't you make a t-shirt telling everyone what a great guy you are.

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

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

    yep, hypocritical principles at every turn and angle. A Real Inspiration indeed... oh wait, conservative principles... could there be anything more hypocritical than such a thing?

    Such a waste of time, space and oxygen... DIAF! KTHXLA~

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. jphilly08

    its so funny to watch the republican party implode. and lets face it, the only people left in the republican party are white southern bible thumpers. all they have to run on anymore is social conservativeness. (gay marrige and abortion) because they are not economic conservatives anymore. most of the real conservatives, economic or otherwise have already abandoned ship to the libertarian party. all thats left in the rep party are neo-con brainless robots like palin who can only repeat slogans and talking points instead of thinking for themselves and innovating solutions.

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  17. Mary Sue

    Thank You Sarah for helping Obama get elected, Do these people realize the election was 3 weeks ago? Save your money for 2012, and don't spend it all on clothes this time

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  18. Kevin PA

    TO all the idiot republicans who think we trash Palin
    because we are afraid of her running again in 2012
    you are sooooo wrong I PRAY you guys are stupid enough to let this numbskull run in 2012 Palin would just Gaurantee another Victory
    for Obama just like she gave him a victory in 2008 so again
    we are rooting for Palin more then you neocons because she is more help to the dems then to you repub idiots

    why would anyone be afraid of a loser like Palin lol
    that turkey will be pardoning turkeys for the rest of her life lol

    Afraid of Palin ???? LMAO

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  19. mr. midwest

    yo – lbj,

    check your (and mr. brooks) facts. i have read mr. brooks books and they are rife with opinion without facts to back them up. as one reviewer put it:

    "Take this for example, ”Conservative households in America donate 30% more money to charity each year than liberal households." Conservative how? When? Liberal how? What constitutes a charity? I suspect that if Brooks were more specific, his conclusions (I hesitate to say "argument" when I haven't been presented with one) would be far less compelling."

    further research concluded that mr. brooks counted giving to churches as "charity." if religious conservatives didn't give to their church i would judge them to be hypocrites.

    you can always find a "hack" to back up your viewpoint – what you need, sir, are facts. keep searching – you aren’t there yet.

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. kyle from ohio

    Please give me a break; fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner," Where was the positive for the entire USA or again are we talking exclusionary policics.

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. Craig in Seattle

    Great!.. more new material for the comedians in the lower 48!!... Palin should just stick to Alaska and stay in her igloo!

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  22. Simon

    Are we STILL talking about this illiterate woman? We know she doesn't read and we now know she can't even talk coherently – words of more than one syllable seem to defy her grade-school brain!!

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  23. Dan, TX

    Palin 2012, Palin 2016. As a strong Obama supporter, I hope Pallin is the leader of the Republican party for the next 30 years.

    GO PALIN!

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  24. Steven

    Georgians:

    Remember to vote for Jim Martin for Senate!

    Early voting is today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Election day is December 2nd.

    I cast my vote today; the line was not very Democrat friendly. Get out your vote to help us on our way to a filibuster-proof majority!

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. Sanity II

    We are not afraid of Palin, we loath her.

    Fear suggests she has a brain.

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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