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. Steven Celestin

    Wow, what a wonderful economy we're all prospering in, that $50,000 just happens to be available for praising the most ill-prepared and hypocritical VP or Presidential candidate in American history. WHAT?

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Charles Douglas Lemay

    It's so funny to listen to all the libs rip Sarah apart.

    I'm old enough to remember when they did exactly that to a guy
    named Ronald Reagan.

    You see how that worked out, don't you?

    Remember her, when all your Loony Left schemes fall apart...

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Sam

    Seriously, I can tell you that I see so many similarities between ex-Senator Ted Stevens and Governor Palin.

    LOL.

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Excuse me, Mr. Russo...did you really say that Sarah Palin fought for "common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner"? Are you serious? The Sarah Palin I observed was negative, abrasive and just plain obnoxious.

    November 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  5. Dan

    They lost, get over it. She's the reason they lost and won't be the reason they win in 2012. This shows the Republicans have not learned from the mistakes of their campaign. In other words, "are you freaking kidding me?"

    November 24, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  6. WOW they're DUMB

    Nice that they are running $50,000 in ads instead of putting the money to good use. No one cares about the idiot from Alaska anymore...

    November 24, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  7. DAVID, FL

    Palin needs to focus on her state which has alot of problems. She is so full of herself that maybe she should just leave Alaska. Comparing her to Reagan is like saying George Bush was the greatest President ever. American does not need Palin. Anyone who supports her, is supporting somebody who cares only about herself and friends. America has many problems and Palin will only add to it. Palin needs to see the world and understand it before anyone can take her seriously in a high profile government office thats not in Alaska. My money is on Palin leaving Alaska and becoming a Governor somewhere else in the US.

    November 24, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  8. brenda

    obama is no lincoln, no kennedy. hes no one until he gets into office and makes his own way. then we can say he is another carter.

    November 24, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  9. Erik on Wall St.

    Sarah Palin will be the destruction of the Republican party. Too bad they are not smart enough to realize this and keep this nit-wit far far away from the spotlight!

    November 24, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. BeefyDaddy

    Is this an Onion article? Are these people serious? Palin is a complete and utter idiot. She is a joke. She is a travesty. She wouldn't know a true conservative value if she tracked it in a helicopter and shot it. She is a divisive, mean-spirited talking point. She doesn't even understand what she parrots! She'll scream the extreme fundamentalist rhetoric for you, if that is what you want, but otherwise, please let's focus on more important issues. ENOUGH of the old politics of hate!!! Move on!

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

    Don't these people realize that what is happening today with the financial crisis is Reaganomics come to fruition. Reaganomics and Conservatism has failed. Dismantling structure and turning everything over to the private sector, ala Reagan, is what caused this mess. The simple slogans of the GOP coupled with moral outrage about things government has no business even being concerned with have no audience anymore with most Americans. No wonder the map is turning bluer with each election.

    November 24, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  12. MN-Charlotte, NC

    Let the fringe annoint Palin - who cares! She lost every demographic that matters in the election, so I can only hope that she's the GOP standard-bearer. We are living with the consequences of electing her male counterpart of equally low intellectual curiosity and far right wing ideology. We're not going back there. Ever.

    November 24, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  13. Patricia T.

    "Positive and up-lifting" are just not the first words that come to mind when one thinks of Sarah Paln. Uninformed, simplistic, divisive - those seem more accurate. What she brought to the Republican ticket and what she brings to public life now - it's beyond me why people remain interested in and supportive of someone who was so woefully unprepared to deal with the very serious problems facing our country. Fake patriotic rhetoric peppered with "you betcha" just won't do it. Please, Gov. Palin - just stay in Alaska and try to do the job you've been hired for - instead of pretending to be qualified for the job you're apparently looking ahead to. God help us!

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

    Give us all a break already! That woman is a disaster in high heels. If she's your best bet for a candidate in 2012, then I would not donate too much to that campaign. She can only carry the 20% base of the former Republican Party. No one seriously believes she is a legitimate candidate for 2012. She could hardly utter a sentence that was not a lie or distortion. And forget about basic English skills and depth of knowledge.

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

    I am a woman and fairly conservative and that woman does not represent me!!!!! Go AWAY!!! Maybe you should feed some hungry people over Thanksgiving instead of wasting money on election ads AFTER the election.

    November 24, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. Tina, FL

    The only thing Sarah Palin inspired me to do was to turn my back on the GOP for the first time in my life. I'm still very nervous about O's ability to turn this country around but Sarah Palin and John McCain would most definitely have been the death knell.

    November 24, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. ConsciousAmerican

    Why doesn't PAC formulate an agenda for Sarah Palin, therefore helping her to speak with some sort of relevance. They are wasting $ and time with this type of garbage.

    November 24, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. andrew

    please please please!!! let the nit wit run again. she is so foolish and insecure it will be great to have the comedy hr return to watch her on the capign trail alomg with the first dud and rest of the kids who dont have a clue that their mom is a ding dong

    November 24, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Irma in North Carolina

    I dont why any one wants to bother with this woman she was a disgrace to the lower 48 when she was compaining she held nothing but hate rallys the republicans thought it was great and they thought they would win the election. With her hate rallys she endangered the life of Obama. But as Sarah would say it was a task from God to Let her and Mccain loose the elections The best thing for her is stay in Alaska and continue to comunicate with her Minister that practise witchcraft.

    November 24, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Yuck

    Yes, she did inspire millions of people. She inspired them to vote for her opponent! This lady is more of a joke that "beer buddy" GWB could ever have dreamt of being.

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. Bob in VA

    This is a joke, right? Some sort of Thanksgiving joke? Cuz if it's not, the joke is on the morons who created this ad.

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  22. Jay

    The Dumb People of America has a PAC – Impressive!

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Scott

    As a devoted Democrat, I would ask wingnuts to continue to keep Sarah Palin in the news. She is a dream come true for us on the left.

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. beevee

    Who are these idiots and what age they are living in? Grow up Palin would be a disaster as President and that was the biggest mistake of otherwise a very good McCain.

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  25. RJinchi

    I too would like to thank Palin – for without her John may have won a few more votes for the GOP. She ensured a loss and I would like to personally give a great big thank you to Sarah Palin for giving the election to the Dems!

    November 24, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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