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. Linda

    Why? I would be more impressed if they spent the money helping people vs. praising someone who just lost an election. Again, what is the purpose of this ad????

    November 24, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. TC in Ohio

    Please go away Sarah Palin!

    November 24, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Nola

    Can we let Sarah Palin just go away – The election is over

    November 24, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. Vicki5

    They can try to re-write history all they want. They're wasting their money and their time. Perhaps it will keep them busy running in circles and give those of us who really have common sense a break.

    November 24, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Lorna, NY

    They should have given the money to charity. What's wrong with these people?

    November 24, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. Ken in NC

    Yeah, "Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting for common sense conservative principles" like pardoning one Turkey and watching on national TV while "The Not So Lucky Turkey" is slaughtered.

    I really hope she runs again in 2012 so President elect Obama will have a "Cake Walk" for reelection.

    November 24, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  7. LyonsPhilly

    You've got to be kidding me. The country is in debt and these clowns are paying for Thank You Ads for Sarah Palin. What the hell are they thanking her for? Almost starting a race riot, making a complete joke out of the Republican party, continuous run-on stupid sentences, or the fact she referred to our President Elect as palling around with terrorists.

    I'm a woman and very proud of women that work hard to get ahead but feel that Sarah Palin does not deserve Thank you ads. They should have spent that money teaching her how to conduct interviews and work on being more knowledgeable when it comes to our nation and the government. It's really a shame that the PAC is only sponsoring this person because an African American won the presidency. Get over it....

    November 24, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. Va for Obama

    I wonder how much money they paid to all those idiots in the ad! What a bunch of fools! I have a couple of republican friends, but I'm very sad that being a republican now becomes something that tells you "idiot" right away, something anti-intellectual.

    November 24, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. adon08

    Pretty sad.. The woman was not in any way qualified to be president or vice-president for that matter. I understand the she had a "folksy" personality. As a woman and an independent, I don't think that is enough to make someone president. There has to be some kind of preparation for that role which includes knowledge of issues that face the world and the country outside of Alaska and being able to communicate them effectively.

    She has 4 years to prepare herself with the knowledge she needs. I think the issue she is going to face is she has already made a first impression. It is a big hurdle to overcome since that impression is was not good.

    November 24, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  10. karen-phoenix

    The women has NOTHING to do with conservatisum!!! She doesn't even know what the word means!!! Look at the way she lives and who she has lived off of. AND she no sense of education!!! Her kids are all high school drop outs!!! NO MORE PALIN!!!! And after that fiasco with the turkeys, how can anyone even look at this women!!!!!
    Palin, stay home and try to raise the rest of your family in a direction of a quality education or they will ALL windup in Iraq!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. LaTreetha E. Sharpley

    I can not really believe that the people on this ad are serious. If they took time to listen to what Sarah Palin, is saying, I can't think that would actually vote for her. This lady has no idea of what is happening in the lower US, let alone the rest of the world. She needs much education on world policies and locations; inorder to be a serious candidate for any office other than the Governor of Alaska.

    November 24, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. Christine

    Disclaimer: Our Country Deserves Better denies that any animals, real or imagined, were killed or injured during the filiming of this paid policital advertisement"

    Woops. Retraction to follow in another paid political advertisement.

    November 24, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. D Va.

    Keep it in Alaska.....I prefer my morals and judgement and common sense..........

    She represents Sarah Palin, not the people of the country.

    November 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. Eric W

    I'm not sure I see the point of this Ad. Don't these people realize Ms. Palin, while very personable, dragged down the GOP ticket with independents and conservative moderates?

    November 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. Bill

    Why don't they just come out and say that on Thanksgiving we should only eat the white meat on the turkey?

    November 24, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. Michael

    Every step that's taken to make her look like a serious politician of substance results in a two step retreat. She needs to spend the next three years in a library if she wants to be taken seriously at a later date.

    November 24, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. Milhouse van Houten

    Can someone please tell me why this woman is still in the news?Never have I ever witnessed a more insignificant person from public service garner the attention that Ms.Palin has received.She left no doubt in anyones mind during the campaign that she is absolutely
    unqualified for the national stage and only her ego is keeping her from
    admitting that fact to herself.I'm afraid that her continued presence and
    those that seek to keep her there are just another sign of the success
    in the dumbing down process.

    November 24, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Ex-Republican for Obama

    "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."

    What similarities? Ahh...right, those...the failed policies that come back to haunt you 20 years later. Thanks for the warning dude!

    What morons those millions of people are. Sad to think we have that many idiots in our country! The neocon freaks that flock to Palin will be the death of the Republican Party! Many republicans just can't stand the religious freaks clinging to their ridiculous idealogies. Who cling to their rights but are all to eager to control someone elses body, freedom, liberties and patriotism. They are vile and unsavory, miserable human beings. Hypocrites, the whole lot of them!

    November 24, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. SOOOOO tired of Palin

    AHHHHHHH. Give the money to a good charity instead. There are plenty of homeless people who could use a good meal or kids who could use a bit of cheer. What a total waste of money. What's the wooden spoon for? Cooking up some moose? What an oxymoron of a concept? Applauding a woman who used her kids to her political advantage? Isn't this the person who cared more about her political rise than the good of the Republican Party? PLEASE>>>>>give it a rest. Spare us the pain of the wooden spoon!

    November 24, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. KB

    What a waste of money! Why not donate it to charity?

    November 24, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  21. America demands answers

    Wow is this to sell Gov Sara Failin to us or to some foreign country? Isnt the election over with? Thanks Palin for showing us who you really are on couric interview we still have it ok.

    November 24, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  22. mark

    Saying Sarah Palin campaigned in a positive manner is a joke. She purposefully or accidentally encouraged hate speech and was always being sarcastic and bitterly Partisan. A 68 year old Christian woman in our church commented after hearing Sarah Palin speak, "She doesn't sound very 'Christian' does she"...

    November 24, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  23. Spencer/NY to VA

    These people can't be serious. Her 15 minutes are up and the GOP is dead.

    November 24, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  24. Real Change

    Common since principles in a possitive and uplifting manner!? What campaign was this watching. The rest of us were watching the one where Sarah did nothing but run around linking Obama to terrorists, and saying you don't have good values unless you agree with her.

    As a confirmed Democrat I say keep it up Sarah. The more attention there is on you the more likely people are to remember what they didn't like about the last few years.

    And oh yeah...Governor...you're no Ronald Regan.

    November 24, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  25. Sue

    If it weren't so scary that these people are serious, it would be funny.

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
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