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. CBH, in CA

    Please, just leave us alone, Mrs. Palin. Your interviews are disturbingly annoying. Your ads are painful. I'm sure you can find things to in Alaska.

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Yes we can!

    GO AWAY!

    But thanks for the interviews that easily put Obama in the Whitehouse!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. HarryB

    There are actually similarities between Reagan and Sarah Palin....they're both brain dead!

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Charlie W

    Sarah has my vote.

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  5. c2

    Why is this story even here?

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. Nate in Seattle

    Go away Sarah Palin! Why is she demanding so much press, go back to Alaska and be quiet!

    November 24, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  7. Dave in Maine

    I hope they go national because that image makes me want to see just how bad the production values are on this ad.

    And I love how they tout the moose as a turkey alternative. Doesn't anyone care about the moose?

    Palin is the gift that keeps on giving. I pray the GOP puts her up in 2012 so we have even more comedy four years from now.

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  8. Don

    I think both parties better start looking at common since politics instead of what is good for there party. Wake up America and smell the roses.

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. colleen ferrara

    I'm all for that group that wants to secede form the "lower 48". Maybe then we won't have to hear from her or about her anymore. At least those who are so supportive of her give me a clue as to their "thinking", so I can beware of them.

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Please make it stop!

    Please don't play this commercial in CT; it's been so nice not having to listen to her rants that made absolutely no sense. I just wish that all news media woud 'turn her off'. We're over it.

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. Doug

    "Positive and Uplifting" what campain were these people watching? Should be "Negative and Belittling". Best of luck to you Sarah, but unfortunately there are bigger toads in the swamp you linger in.

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. HJHaney

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

    Sarah Palin has no common sense. She did not run a positive, uplifting campaign. She ran a shameful, dirty, mud-slinging typically Republican campaign of smears and outright lies. And she did it with a smile. If this is all the Republicans have to offer then they are finished as a serious political party. She is as close to a moron as you can get. Borderline retarded.

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  13. JH Seattle WA

    Will someone please inform Palin that she lost. The election is over. This is just sad.

    If they want to further the causes they believe in then I can think of a lot of better ways to do so with the money they are wasting.

    2012 is a long ways off... all this feels like to me is them caring more about one person then trying to help the entire country. FYI folks... this election wasn't about Palin.

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

    wow, anyone think she can keep campaigning until 2012 and then lose again. She's more annoying than Billy Mayes and those free credit commercials combined but at least those commercials are completely lying to you!

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. jabreu203

    I'm sure there are a few schools in Alaska and other parts of the country that can use the money that these ads costing. Just goes to show you how out of touch the republicans are with any but their self-absorption.

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  16. Brandon from WI

    As a Democrat I am so glad about this. Please continue to promote Sarah Palin as much as possible. I can only hope that she is the future of the Republicans, so that they never get into office again. She represented all of the divisiveness and repugnancy of modern politics. She was like a sad version of Karl Rove in drag. Except she was pretty. A Barbie doll with a hollow heart to match.

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  17. Sarah who?

    The election is over and Palin's platform was baseless. It is quite natural for the 'Thank you' ads to run in Alaska. Sure, she had an 80% percent approval rating IN ALASKA. But Alaska doesn't represent the cross-section of America. Sarah Palin belongs in Alaska, and she needs to remain there. Many stated that Eleanor Roosevelt had a 'nerve recking' voice. Sarah Palin's voice is far from that. If she is the leader of the Republican party comes 2012, I feel sorry for the Republicans. I am an Independent and this country is moving more towards the middle and is becoming more inclusive. Keep the thank you ads to Sarah Palin in Alaska. Quite frankly, Sarah Palin is an afterthought and this country is ready to move forward.

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  18. MikeW

    And I guess common sense convservative principles are stupidity, lying, and thievery!

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  19. Soccer mom from Manhattan

    Please go away already! Talk about wearing out a welcome.

    November 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  20. Really?

    PAC should be ashamed of themselves of wasting that kind of money on advertising when so many people are losing their homes and food off their tables. If they want to show their praise for Sarah Palin make a donation in her name to the food pantry's across America and the Animal Shelters. $50,000 would feed alot of people and sheltered animals.

    November 24, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  21. Porchnik

    Palin inspired angry white GED recipients all across this land. With enough botox and slimfast, she has a real shot in 2012.

    November 24, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. No Hillary = No Obama

    Obama will turn out to be a 1-term President.

    November 24, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  23. Chris, Alaska

    I'm sick and tired of the Sarah Palin photo op's. It's high time Sarah Palin gets back to the business Alaskans elected her for–being Governor of Alaska.

    And if you no longer want to be Governor, Sarah, resign. Let's get someone in who can and will do the job.

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. Patrick Carroll

    These folks clearly have no idea how bitter they seem. Pathetic.

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Mike, California

    Palin, have you no decency?

    Same goes to you CNN, and perhaps the rest of us commenting to these type of irrelevant "news".

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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