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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  1. Frank the Tank

    As a republican, I'm seeing Palin putting Palin first and I hope for a serious Republican change in leadership as our country changes. So much damage has been done and there are core values of our party that are still great for America.

    November 24, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Don't tout Ronald Reagan. He was NO GOD!

    Reagan didn't care about women's issues whatsoever. He set women back years until Clinton came on board.

    The Republican party is a dying breed. They even swear by their dark suits, which must mean they are preparing for their own collective funeral.

    Sarah Palin is a chippie at best.

    November 24, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. John

    The problem with Palin is not that she's "conservative" or that those who dislike her are "lefties". The problem is that she's a nitwit. Surely Republicans can come up with someone better than her in 2012. If not, their party is indeed in serious trouble.

    Oh, and she ran her campaign in a "positive" and "uplifting" manner? I must have been watching the wrong campaign, because I just saw her slinging mud at her opponent and foisting out red meat to her bloodthirsty supporters.

    November 24, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Max Fischer

    Certainly this leftover PAC hate money could've been put to better use.

    November 24, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. jfs Memhis, Tn

    I would like to thank her for her divisivness, negativism, lack of depth, and most of all...LACK OF INTELLIGENCE AND READING SKILLS. She gave the USA a black eye not only domestically ...but also internationally. She set Women's causes back a decade. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! She alone drove this moderate voter AWAY from the Republican Party. You folks need to get your noses out of the Bible and other Peoples Business and get a clue !!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Lisa

    All of you screaming to use the money to feed the hungry...what about the ridiculous amount of money being spent on the inauguration? That would surely feed many more unemployed Americans than the $50,000 spent on these ads, wouldn't it? So far, it's still a free country where we are free to choose on what we spend our money.

    November 24, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Freddy

    Looks like an Saturday Night Live spoof!!

    November 24, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Alsace

    "Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner" should be simplified to "Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting common sense", this also adds a degree truth to the ad.

    November 24, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  9. rm

    What a waste of money!!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. lysheen

    We're talking about Alaska, right? The same folks who almost elected Ted Stevens who just got convicted of 7 felonies.

    While Alaskans may be inspired by Palin, I think we're safe to say the fringe right are a shrinking minority in this country.

    November 24, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. reggie

    I, too, want to thank Gov Palin for all her tireless campaiging. A new star has emerged. I look forward to the next election, where she will shine through. Palin 2012!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. KMAN

    JM November 24th, 2008 1:41 pm ET

    And for all the people insulting this woman's brain capacity, what have you ever accomplished? You are the first one's to degrade this self made woman who became a Governor before the age of 44. What have you ever done besides sit here and hate? If you actually had accomplishments of you own, you wouldn't feel so threatened by her. If you're going to put Gov. Palin down, I suggest you stop hiding behind your made up screen names and stand behind your identity, age, education and accomplishments. Otherwise shut up you cowards.

    November 24, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. MThomp

    Stop playing. There is nothing wrong with Sarah Palin, except her whiny, high-pitched voice which drive most people nuts. The election is over, give the old gal a rest, will ya!

    November 24, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. PirateRo

    Please...oh pleae keep running these ads. I have tried desperately to convince the executive management at realldolls.com to produce a Sarah Palin look-a-like doll with a button in the back that makes her say "Drill baby! Drill!" when you press it. This may just carry the day for me! And besides, we want to enshrine the Democrats in 2012 and she's just the vechicle to um...ride.

    November 24, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. jerry

    Ms. Palin should consider doing a centerfold in a fundamentalist christian magazine. She can be saying something clever like "America is a Christian country" or "we're fighting a Holy War in Iraq". They just don't make morons like they used to.

    November 24, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Hey Dave M – wait, let me guess, you MUST be one of those GED recipients. Your comment mentioned something about Obama being vastly underqualified. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?
    I'd bet the ranch that you voted for the idiot who currently occupies the White House.......we can all see how well that worked out...can't we.
    Dude.....PLEASE try and educate yourself!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. JFK

    Are these people aware of that having an unwed pregnant teenage daughter should not make you the poster child for the conservative Republican Party?

    November 24, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. RH

    Paid for by Sarah Palin.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  19. KMAN

    JM November 24th, 2008 1:41 pm ET

    And for all the people insulting this woman's brain capacity, what have you ever accomplished? You are the first one's to degrade this self made woman who became a Governor before the age of 44. What have you ever done besides sit here and hate? If you actually had accomplishments of you own, you wouldn't feel so threatened by her. If you're going to put Gov. Palin down, I suggest you stop hiding behind your made up screen names and stand behind your identity, age, education and accomplishments. Otherwise shut up you cowards.

    KEEP IN MIND ... SHE IS THE GOVENOR OF ALASKA, NOT MUCH OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Ruth Thompson

    The thought of Miz Palin presenting the State of the Union address in some distant future just kills me. My mute button is already worn out from her appearing on the news during the campaign. She needs voice and grammar lessons desperately if she is ever to be taken seriously. Oh, and an education on current events would be helpful too so she can answer questions with a modicum of intelligence.

    Give it a rest already! She has run her course. There are many more pressing problems than Sarah Palin to be addressed! And in the current economical world that money could be better spent, like maybe, helping Alaskans to meet their financial obligations. Get real people!

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  21. Matt

    man, they just make it too easy

    How anyone could call her lying, her nastiness, her veiled racism and McCarthyistic campaign stump speaches "uplifting" is beyond me. You don't even have to focus on what a golly-gee-whiz-gosh-darn outright moron she is to counter the argument. She was nothing but negative. But hey, keep it up GOP...please please please put her in a prominent spot in your party. You'll win that political Darwin Award yet.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. Diane Panama City Fl

    To Dave in Central Illinois: Here's your Obamite, hateful crazed rhetoric you wanted inserted:

    "The only positive, uplifting message this pathetic excuse for a woman gave during the campaign was when she shut her stupid, hate-mongering, race-baiting mouth and walked off the stage. If this is the only thing the Republican gutter-snipes can offer up as a candidate down the road, we can look forward to many more years of Democratic domination in the White House and Congress – Yes We Can!"

    That's my hateful crazed rhetoric, and I approve this message because it's the truth.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. Bicki

    If this group wants to really do something good, inspiring and uplifting. Instead of spending all this money on Ads, How about using it to Feed the Hungry.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. Monty Delaware GOP!!!!

    JM,

    I am a republican who was absolutely turned off by Ms. Palin. She was a female version of Karl Rove, with out the mental ability and smarts to be on center stage. And her accomplisments are she was able to beat a corrupt politician and become governor of a state that has ablout as many people as this website and of a state that is still counting election ballots from Nov. 4th.

    My accomplisments... BS in Finance 4yrs and 1 summer
    Only one university for that degree
    Who's who among college students
    First in my family to graduate from college
    2 kids who are happy and relatively normal
    Successful career
    Mentor of inner city kids
    member of 3 different boards/focus on kids

    I hope this helps you understand the type of person who is not a Palin supporter. She represents all that is bad in the country and the world. If she wasn't pretty, by some standards, she wouldn't have been invited to the party. She has done more to set women back with her lame attempt to flirt her way to the 2nd highest position in this land.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. ray

    PEOPLE OF ALASKA , DONT YOU RACISTS MORONS DOWN THEIR HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO? GET A LIFE YOU RACISTS MORONS AND STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY BEHING THIS DUMB , STUPID WOMAN PALIN.

    November 24, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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