November 24th, 2008
03:29 PM ET
10 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. Steve, Jacksonville, Fl

    The only thing missing was the sound of turkeys being slaughtered in the background.

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

    Say wha..?!

    November 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. gl, Pittsburgh

    larry wi – You far right wing nuts still don't get it. You have to appear to all Americans not just the convervatives. They is why Republicans lose. The continue to please just their base and forget about the rest of the people. I don't see Republicans going nowhere any time soon. The just don't get it.

    November 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  4. Abby B

    I love you Sarah!

    November 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. slenon

    Reagan couldn't recall anything about Iran-Contra. Palin can't recall anything.
    Yes, that is a similarity
    Someone make Palin a Ms Wasila High sash so she can have her photo taken for the yearbook and go home.

    November 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. Laurie kern

    Why do we have to keep reading about this imcompetent woman. Just let her go away people..the american people have spoke, let it go and move on!!!

    OR let her do a talk show then we can change channels

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

    When I think Palin, the next word coming to mind is bufoon.

    November 24, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Professor Bob

    to Doug least nit-wits can spell the name "George" correctly.

    November 24, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Clare

    Sarah Palin didn't do anything positive or uplifting during the campaign. I do remember her lying and slandering President Elect Barack Obama and others and inciting hateful comments from her audience...
    I think the Republicans really need to take a breather and decide what kind of party they want to be... is she really what they want for the future? I should hope not.

    November 24, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. RT

    Wow! Stop wasting everyone's time. All you whimpering neocons are really clutching the side of the cliff. When you slip from sight...take Palin with you. Thanks.

    November 24, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  11. I Just Said Thanks, but No Thanks to Another 4 years of g.o.p. corruption, arrogance and incompetence

    Thank you Sarah Palin for making "Progress" a verb.

    November 24, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. MikeH

    I work with a lady that looks like the one in the center of that ad picture.

    She rails against Obama for being a socialist who's going to going to ruin America's economy.

    No matter what line of logic I try to use to explain to her that Bush has already ruined America's economy AND has given away over a TRILLION taxpayer's dollars to banks auto companies, war profiteers, etc, she won't hear it.

    This ad is for her and people like her who can't form an original rational thought to save their life. Not much to be done except educate the children to statistics-literate, and wait a couple of decades.

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  13. John in VA

    Thank you? Thank you for what? Perpetuating the polarization of both parties that Bush bagan? Making a mockery out of conservatism? Handing Obama the presidency on a silver platter?

    Sarah Palin is to the Republican Party what Ted McGinley is to "Happy Days", "The Love Boat", and "Married...with Children". It's going to take the Republican party years to undo the damage that she and McCain inflicted.

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Paula Siderewicz

    you got to be kidding me. God help this country if Palin were to run for President or VP. My dog is smarter than her. Who are these stupid people that follow this sick witch !! She does not belong anywhere near state, local, or national politics.

    I wish the media would stop promoting stupidity !!!

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. Texas Trail Kitty

    Sarah, sweetie, let it go. You were not qualified when John McCain tapped you and you are not qualified now. Oh, by-the-by, they killed turkey, in full view of the camera, while you were 'pardoning' the other turkey. Just thought you wanted to know.

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. Robert of Long Island

    she is a real fool!

    I hope she runs in 2012 but we all know that will never happen.

    even the real Repuclicans (the economical elite that run the party) will never allow this to happen.

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. LaJuan

    this is too much I was waiting for Ashton Kutcher to say We have been PUNKED!!!! How useless is this ad,she LOST........HELLOOOOO!!

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. Betty Presley

    God NO! Can't Palin and all her Racist, Over Conservative, Right-Wing, Relious Exteremist Idiots just crawl back in a whole somewhere. News Flash, Palin inspired a heck of a lot less of Americans than you think. Did not election day prove that to you, she lost it for McCain. Give it up, you LOST! Enough is Enough. Like Palin Go Back to You DoubleWide and Fry Something UP!

    November 24, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. KMAN

    Stupid people wasting their money thanking Palin for her sophmoric attempt to run on the national stage ... is this an example of those REAL Americans she spoke so highly of???

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. Brad

    Ah yes, we ARE afraid of Sarah... I have more knowledge about this country and the world in my little finger than this woman has in her entire body... you're darn right she frightens me, and it's not 'cuz she's a tough, strong woman.
    Also, really? The reason we're in an economic downturn is because people are afraid of Obama? Could it maybe be because a system that depends on perpetually purchasing more and more, even though there are limited supplies of money and natural resources is not sustainable? Oh no, it has to do with that crazy socialist/Marxist Obama. Give me a break people!

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. rchampa1

    Why are we wasting our time with her.She put women in politics back 50 years.When there are so many qualified smart intelligent women out there who have worked hard to get where they are.She comes along with the cutesy little winking and you betchas and turned back the clock .Please make her go away

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. JC, Wisconsin

    I just threw up in my mouth a little. She's about as useless as the morons who spend tens of thousands of dollars 'promoting' her image. Send some of that cash to the people in this country who've been losing their jobs under the Palin/Bush mentality.

    OBAMA + 8. Thank GOD.

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  23. MiMi

    Why are there non-white people in the ad? The GOP is now officially the party for rural whites only. Kinda like the KKK.

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  24. ChrisB

    Enough Already!!! The election is over; Americans have chosen who they want as their president! By undermining his efforts, you're not helping anyone but a selfish few!

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  25. Missy M

    I just have to laugh at the comments that decry this spending as "wasteful." Shouldn't we remember that spending is GOOD, especially in a sluggish economy. The money this pac spent is helping to keep people in jobs – and these aren't federal dollars being spent! Are we really coming to a point in this society where people are going to judge how others spend their money? The self-righteousness of some of the people commenting on here is simply appalling.

    November 24, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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