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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soundoff (681 Responses)
  1. Luc Hétu

    Is that message patriotic and American, or unamerican and palling with zealots?

    November 24, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Jim in San Jose

    NBC should be so thankful for Sarah Palin. SNL has a brand new life.

    Did anyone notice that the people on the left side of the ad are all white (Caucasian), while all the people on the right side of the ad are people of color (and in a shadow).

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    November 24, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Dixon

    I am a life long Democrat and very happy how the election turned out. However, I do not have anything bad to say about Governor Palin. She seems like a great person to know. Very likable, but not so much knowledge when it comes to the world issues. I believe she is not the best option for our country. I believe the Republicans put her out there for all the wrong reasons. Just to draw Hilary supporters to the ticket. They did a terrible job of presenting her and most of all she just isn't ready.
    She was there to draw the Hillary voters to their ticket. It some cases I believe that worked. When she finished speaking at an event the audience walked out. Many times McCain was still in line to speak. I don’t believe there was support for her as VP. It is the same old us vs them thing we have. Win at all cost.

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. roy

    "Common Sense Conservative Principles'?????
    Republican Philosophy: If you say ANYTHING enough times, you yourself might begin to believe it as truth.

    I CHALLENGE Sarah Palin to appear on 'Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader!!!'

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Karen, Arkansas

    Why??? Sarah, dear, your 15 minutes are up! Please leave us in the lower 48 alone.

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Brian

    Thank you, Sarah Palin for losing the election like you were supposed to! :D

    Finally, our country will CHANGE in the right direction.

    Yes we can !! :)

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Richard

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

    Since when are lies, smears and innuendos "positive and uplifting" to respectable people?

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Ryan

    "...by fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner..."
    Unbelievable. Uh, we didn't fall for it the first time. Why would we now?

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Devon Spencer

    As a Democrat, I am hoping she runs in 2012. That will guarantee we'll re-elect Obama and the Democrats.

    November 24, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. Nomoredivisiveness

    Just when you think America is pulling itself out of the dumps you have a bunch of backward thinking people trying to drag the country back into a rat hole by promoting someone who ran a dirty campaign, by telling lies, inciting riotous behavior at rallys, being divisive, & by whatever means necessary, promoted racism, evilness & terroism. One has to ask the questions: What do they hope to gain by running such an ad & what is their motive? Also, is this the segment of American people that Palin, says "are the real Americans?" How sad! Supporters of this ad needs to go read some books, & educate themselves on tolerance what qualifications are necessary for a leader to run this country. Running wolves down and shooting them from a helicopter is not one of the qualification, neither is slaughtering a moose, which she seems to be good at and thoroughly enjoys.

    November 24, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. Don in Chandler AZ

    It's like a train wreck. We don't want to watch, but we just can't help ourselves. Palin in 2012 will be the best thing that could happen for the Democratic Party. You betcha.

    November 24, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Wise Gal Texas

    The woman with the spoon looks like the RepuGlican example
    of health,Ugh! .....heart attack coming.
    Give up those burgers,save our rising health care costs.

    November 24, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. MommaSchell

    She's such a non-issue. CNN, please stop spending time reporting on this political bimbo and please report the news that matters – like economic depression.

    November 24, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. FL for Obama

    I believe that it is time for a strong woman to be the POTUS. But not this one. One will emerge...soon, I think...who will inspire and lead us – not incite us with lies and hatred. Those of you who support Palin are certainly free to do so (in this great land of ours), but be aware that you also support and agree with all of her "values." Where's the pregnant daughter these days and the drop-out father? Maybe if she didn't grab the spotlight so much, she could have been a better parent. Priorities...one of the major problems with our country right now. I remember how we all "loved" each other after 09/11...where did all that good-will go? It has been replaced with racism, bigotry, hatred, and greed. We deserve what we get! Let's pray that PE Obama will lead us on the right path.

    November 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. Tweet

    "In a positive and uplifting manner"??? Are you kidding me? Both John McCain and Barack Obama TOGETHER didn't spew such vile hatred, racism and egotistical judgmentalism as this Wicked Witch of the West (East, South and North). She is a SHAMEFUL DISGRACE to women, conservatives and christians around the world. GAG.

    November 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. S

    This is great news. Palin will derail any chance the GOP have in 2012. Go Sarah Go! Keep up the good work.

    November 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Brian

    Sarah Palin used "Joe the Plumber".

    John the McCain used Sarah Palin.

    Joe the Lieberman used John the McCain.

    Those Republicans... :D

    November 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Eric Clar

    Thank you, Sara! If you run, it's a shoe-in for the dems in '12! The party is basically down to the conservative church who wants to run the country based on religious values. Sara can rally the base but that's down to under 40% of the population and is dwindling at that.

    November 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Paul I

    Let's give credit where credit is due..... Tina Fey was the one who was positive and uplifting!

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Sara Palin when is she going to go away Obama is not in yet but she still is running

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. John

    I am SOOOOO sick of this wench! ENOUGH!!!!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. Debbie

    Make it stop!!!!!!!!!! Make her go awaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!! Can't these right-wingers get it thru their heads: Sarah Palin was rejected by the vast majority of Americans – including a whole lot of reasonable minded Republicans!!

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Grant

    Have to agree that it is insulting to Reagan to be compared with Palin. Reagan spoke to America's hopes and had a vision. Palin spoke to our fears and negativity. Obama is more like Reagan than Palin could ever dream to be.

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. CMG

    I would also like to thank Sarah – only I want to thank her for returning to Alaska. I just ask that she remain there.

    November 24, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. bitter anyone?

    Go Sarah, this Democrat voted for you and support you. Keep up the Great work!!!

    November 24, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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