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. SJC

    I agree with the comparison between Reagan and Palin. Both were/are shallow ideologues whose approach to appealing to the public was/is by repeating short simple minded slogans. Reagan did it a lot better than Palin because he was a practiced actor who had a sense of drama. But neither offered any in-depth insight on any important issue. Reagan had very few press conferences and usually responded to adhoc questions by putting his hand to his ear feigning deafness. Palin just rambles. Republicans seem to love this model of leadership. Others in this mold were Ford, Quayle, George Allen and Fred Thompson.

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

    It is quite scary to know there are people out there that in this economic situation are spending money on Palin's ads. They should be the christian they claim to be and donate that money to feed the so many Americans that cannot put food on their table.

    November 24, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Jake

    Yes, thank you Sarah Palin for making a complete fool of yourself and tanking McCain's campaign. Way to go. Trophy's in the mail. Oh, and thank you for praying that the best candidate will win. God apparently made his choice... :P

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Selling jets on ebay for America

    Wow, watch the DNC "change" crowd get all in a tizzy over this.
    Even as Obama essentially re-installs the entire Clinton cabinet.

    So much for change.

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. Douglas, Los Angeles California

    Here we are, a nation in dire need of leadership and direction as we have been off base for 8 years now. With that, we have these people who started a "Stop Obama" campaign. Being president of the United States is serious business. To continue to campaign for Governor Palin instead of getting behind the candidate that actually won the election is pretty sad.

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. AW, Indianapolis

    According to the website of the Our Country Deserves Better PAC, their one objective was to defeat Obama in the 2008 presidential election. It's over, so why are they stirring this emotion now?

    Didn't they incite enough fear and hatred in Michigan on their "cross-country tour" during the election to feel accomplished?

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. Sherri

    Stop insulting President Reagan. He would never have chosen this unqualified person as a running mate. It seems that this organization has money to burn in these hard economic times. Instead of more Palin nonsense, why don't they donate the $50,000 to a local homeless shelter or to a program supporting teen mothers? Shame on them.

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. Independent Fred

    Don't know who's at fault but Palin didn't run a positive uplifting campaign at all. She appealed to the lunatic fringe of her party.

    Don't think it's all her fault though her job was attack dog.

    November 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Gary

    Thank you for giving the Obamanites a break from their complaining how little their paychecks and how high the newest bling to come on the CNN forums and cheer their hero.

    Face it, Palin put Hillary on the back burner, permanently. I will laugh until I'm crying if she declines Obama cabinet nod.

    November 24, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. Dan from Philly

    What a complete waste of money. They could be using that to FEED people on Thanksgiving instead.

    November 24, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. James in CT

    People are so blind!! Just because they want desperately to have a woman to be VP or President that they are not even looking at the lack of qualification that Sarah Palin has. Not to mention the more abuse of power that she and her husband is gonna have. And majority of the females who watched her for 2 months thinks she is just a bimbo with a capital B!
    The only history she made for 2 months is the lack of intelligence to run for any office.

    November 24, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. HLP

    Is this pathetic or what? Sadly Sarah Palin does appeal to a certain to the Archie Bunker types in our society. Not really bright, slighly racist and just plain don't have a clue.

    November 24, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Denizen Kate

    We all love to watch a "train wreck," which is why Sarah Palin remains in the news. We've only ourselves to blame. All of you seem universally opposed to further news on this topic, yet we all opened this article.

    Let's all make a pact to stop clicking on articles with her name in them. If we ignore her, maybe the moronic media will, too.

    November 24, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. Cathleen

    Who are these "millions" she inspired?? Oh wait– the uneducated, the ultra-religious right who think gay marrige is evil yet are fine with charging women for rape kits (Good one Gov. Palin!!), the gun-loving small town hillbilly's...geez she inspired the idiots! Thank God intelligence and common sense prevailed in the election.

    It's funny that anyone would spend more money on crap like this given the current state of tthe economy (THANKS BUSH!!).

    Palin is a sorry excuse for a woman and mother. Who the hell would consider running for VP with a nine month old special needs child!!???!!! That child needs its mother on a full time basis. Oh wait, she can outsource the role of mother...she's a "good" Rebuplican!

    November 24, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Peachy Keen

    You wacko nut jobs are going to make sure the entire country will be absolutely sick of this woman long before any elections come around. Please, get lives and let this thing go. Palin is about half as intelligent as those turkeys that were in her video.

    November 24, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Brian NYC

    That is they funniest thing ever. Hey there are people out there that just live that way. LOL

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. Andy H

    This is too funny. I always wondered what type of idiots followed Charles Manson, Jim Jones, Ron Popeil, Tony Little and now I know. The same people who follow Sarah Palin. People don't you get it, the woman is a pinhead. She will only lead the Republican party into further chaos and disaster. The Democrats must be cheering.

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  18. Chuck

    Enough already with Sara Palin! The election is over! We the public don't want to see or hear from this woman any more. Her turkey interview was the last straw!

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Jon

    I voted for Obama mostly because of Sarah Palin, and I'm prepared to do so again in 2012. If the Republicans learned anything from this election, it should be that Sarah Palin appeals only to the conservative base and cannot win national elections.

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Tomm888

    Thanks, Sarah, for doing the job you did running for VP. Thanks to you, we have an intelligent President Elect who is already trying to knock down the walls of Bush and get our economy going as soon as he takes office.

    Your constant desire for attention and willingness to blab away at any open microphone was the right ticket for me!

    You betcha!

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. Carol

    This is the funniest part: "common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner". There wasn't one thing about her behavior that could be considered positive or uplifting – she spewed venom, hatred and fear.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. Jim

    Thank you Sarah Palin for being an genuine idiot and losing the election so that we can have a president that actually has a brain in his head.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  23. Military Man

    I wish they would take that money and buy some food for folks who need it. Why do people waste money on needless things in trying times. Take that money and donate it to help an AMERICAN down on there luck.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. Woe

    Let the new president get his feet wet before allowing Sarah Palin's supporters to make campaign gestures for 2012. I mean come on now people. The republicans lost. Accept it and move on and support Obama. I think he is going to run rings around any former President on both sides of the aisle. A conservative thought pattern is usually tainted by religious conotations, which is not a good mixture. It never proves successful. I believe conservatives also like to see people suffer in the name of God. I don't like people's religious beliefs to be the center point of a country's government.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  25. RJ

    You people all have a very convenient case of short-term memory loss, Were you on board and supportive of Bush's new presidency in 2001? NO WAY, I clearly remember the protests, blogs, websites, whinny liberals on TV and in the print media. Shut up and take it, because this is just the beginning. The bloom will fall of the savior's rose soon. I kind of like blaming Obama for everything like you guys did Bush. It's fun for a change.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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