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. Anonymous

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

    Say WHAT? The woman HAS NO common sense! How could she be fighting FOR common sense principles?

    Come on, folks. This woman made Bush look like he belonged in MENSA by comparison, and I never thought I'd be able to say that given Bush's lack of intelligence.

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. TrumpThumper

    Seriously?!? There are alot of charities out there that could use that money, and these bone-heads want to thank Sarah – for what exactly? Oh yeah, for losing both the popular and the electoral vote – in a landslide. Give the money to help some kid's with some horrific disease. Maybe pick one that stem cells could have cured, if only the conservative far right would have let Bush sign that bill into law. Palin is the past.....and soon so is Bush. (Que the applause sign)

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. Blue Nevada

    And the point of this would be...? Ohh yes.. more money wasting by the Repubs. Maybe the next pro-Palin ad will feature her in some of those designer duds she was going to give to charity...

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  4. Proud to be American

    Well Sarah.......so much for joining with President Elect Obama to get this country on the right track. Clearly your supporters don't agree.
    These radical groups will put the final nail in Sarah's "National" political expectations.

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. Danny, OH

    common sense for Alaska and Conservatives of course. For somebody who has lost his/her job or home due to this incompetent administration, I don't think so.
    Only in fools paradise. Dream on Republican!!!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. Arlene, Illinois

    The GOP keeps the name Ronald Regan alive, I only
    remember him as the guy who fired all the Air Traffic controlers!

    November 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Lisa in Fla

    It is so comforting to know that Sarah is still a legend in her own mind!! Repugs are dumber than I even thought to think this whacko woman could be considered presidential material. What planet are they living on? Pah–leeze! Oh, I forgot, these are the same people who but Bush in the White House.....twice and we are all seeing how well that worked out. Don't forget this is the guy who bankrupted his own oil company...and this is the women who shoots wolves from airplanes and gives interviews with turkey's being killed in the background. God Bless the USA!!

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Conservative James, Phoenix, AZ

    Yes, thank you Sarah Palin for making it easier for millions of
    Americans to make up their minds to vote for Barack Obama.

    I think the Katie Couric interview was the clincher.

    Similarities with Ronald Reagan? You mean that Sarah Palin also equipped the Iraqi Army with enough weapons (including chemical) to kill one million Iranians?

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. LS West Chester, PA

    Are you kidding me?! Sarah Palin was the most negative candidate on the campaign trail. I don't understand why people want such mediocrity in our government. Just because you think she is just like you, doesn't make her qualified to be president. A degree in journalism after going to 5 different schools, certainly doesn't make her qualified.

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. bethi in alaska

    These guys are apparently not too smart, not only for praising an empty woman like Palin, but for wasting their time and money up here in Alaska.Not only will Palin likely lose a re election bid, but it is questionable whether she will last her first term.SHE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THIS STATE UNLESS IT BENEFITS HER PERSONALLY.Soon the details of this "Trans-Canada" mess she has gotten us into will be coming out and these ignorant folks @ PAC will at least be right about one thing:Palin likes Moose stew-and I guess for them that is adequate criteria to deem her qualified.

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. Brandon

    Don't they realize Palin was half the problem on that ticket? lol

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. JFGinOKC

    Actually, I think those of us who voted for Obama should join in and thank Ms. Palin for her unique contributions to our success in on November 4. She was a major factor in winning Democratic seats in Congress as well.

    I think she's destined for a fine career in Hollywood, where she can bask in a spotlight that's all hers.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  13. Harry

    Sarah Palin,

    Go away already! You are a failure and a idiot. Able to name Katie a Supreme Court Case or a Newspaper you read yet?

    Do the United States a favor and get lost!

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. willie

    Has anyone visited the Moms4SarahPalin Web site recently? It contains some of the most mean-spirited stuff about the election that I can imagine. It even blames the stock market crash & recession on Obama – because he was elected. Fools! That all started before Obama was even known to be the candidate.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. G_in_Seattle

    Please God,

    Let Gov. Palin be the GOP nominee in 2012, 2016 and 2020.Presidential campaigns will never be the same again without her.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  16. BC

    So, let me figure this one out – the election is over, she lost, and they're still running campaign ads? Talk about fighting the last war. If the GOP has any desire to save itself, they have to start looking at the future (or maybe the present for a start). Or it could be that they just want to be irrelevant in the 21st century.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. BP

    I'm not sure slandering your opponent in the campaign is such a "positive manner." Sounds more like negative attacks to me.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  18. james faulks

    Palin was the reason I refrained from voting. Until McCain picked her, he had my vote.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  19. John S.

    When will Palin's 15 minutes of fame end? Looks like it won;t as logn as the media still thinks she is a 'story'.

    I am convinced beyond a doubt that Palin could NEVER have won a governorship in the other 49 states...

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  20. change has come

    they should donate that moey to the auto business where it will have better use.

    November 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  21. Justin

    what did she do in an uplifting manner? she's a moron. she may be the governor of alaska but she's not qualified to be the mayor here in Dallas. if she ever ends up in a major national political office, we're screwed.

    the moose she puts in her chili has more brains than she does. if the republicans run her as their candidate in 2012, they will be handing the election over to the democrats. please do it, we'll take a gimme.

    November 24, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  22. mj

    I am amazed that anyone would find this woman remotely competent. She really is funny and attractive and would be great as a superficial talk show host or something but to imagine her running a country is very frightening. I think the more publicity she gets, the more incompetent she appears and her supporters look extremely ignorant. There are so many intelligent republicans that could help the party but she is just not one of them. I also think that she is more interested in publicity than in truly helping the country or even being informed about national or international affairs.

    November 24, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Palin' around with terrorists is positive and uplifting? Please.

    Hey, if Repubs want to spend their money promoting a candidate who just lost, feel free. Not exactly the best use of money right now.

    November 24, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. Iowa Mom

    What a bunch of right-winded wackos. No wonder they support Palin.

    November 24, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  25. longhorns4life

    i thought spending $150,000 on her wardrobe was a waste of money...this surpases that by a mile

    November 24, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
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