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. Doug Blackman

    The problem is not so much Palin as it is the people who fail to see she's a complete nit-wit.

    Ironically, they're usually the fringe minority who can't find any flaws in Geoirge W. Bush . . .

    November 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Lefty Ladig

    Why must the media keep this up?? We finally have a president who the rest of the world will not riducule. Do we really need to perpetuate the idea that the USA is crazy? Or is this all for comedic relief due to the dire conditions we are facing?

    November 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. nancy miller

    I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin's but if she wants to be a viable candidate in 2012 (and I think she does), she needs to get out of the limelight for awhile before she's completely worn out her welcome. We're just 3 weeks past election day and Obama hasn't even taken office yet. If she wants to keep the excitement around her palpable thru 2012, she needs to stop being everywhere all the time. People WILL get tired of her and, come 2012, there will be someone new and fresh for people to get excited about. The best thing she can do for herself, if she wants to stay in politics, is stay home in Alaska, do the best job she can as Governor, and spend some time getting to know and understand the rest of the world (to say nothing of the rest of the U.S.)

    November 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. Dan (Redmond, WA)

    Thank you Sarah Palin for being the biggest air-head to ever run for office and handing the Democrats the Presidency!!!

    November 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  5. AC

    Why are we even discussing her???

    November 24, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  6. Tari Torch Sweeney - Shaker Heights, OH

    Enough with the Sarah Palin stuff. She's history. We need to gather behind the person elected – our country is is desperate times. Let Obama move forward. The specter of Palin raising her head has once again become mind-numbing. If you have no brain, you can keep watching her.

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  7. Inspired?

    Very true she inspired me to vote democrat for the first time in my life.. You betcha!

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Marie Siroky

    nice way to spend money...oh wait...sarah can come out and ask them to donate it

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  9. TTG

    Hmm, I guess it's "positive and uplifting" to accuse your opponent of "not seeing America like you and I see America" and accuse him of "palling around with terrorists"? Please send this Alaskan hillbilly back home to develop some "family values" – doesn't she have FIVE children and a grandchild on the way??

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. {dh}

    "common sense conservative principles"
    ..Aisle 5 , Neiman Marcus

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  11. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Yes, our country deserves better. That's why we elected Barack Obama and send Caribou Barbie back to Alaska.

    Barack Obama personifies better. Sarah Palin personifies incompetancy at its worst.

    November 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. NYHillary

    Maybe she's worry about your position as Governer now since their a Dem. for Senator in Alaska.

    November 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. Cori from Colorado

    There is NOTHING "common sense" about Palin or those who support her "principles." They all believe in hate, anger, white supremacy, lying to the public, dilusional messages, poor judgement, racial intolerance, religious intolerance of non-chrisitan faith, discrimination, gay-hating, moose killing, wasting money (as they just proved to the world with this ridiculous ad)...seriously, do I need to go on?

    They are desperately tyring to hold on to the spotlight. It's over, move on, get over yourselves!

    November 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  14. Never Again

    I think I am going to be sick.....

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. scot

    Hey Charles Douglas Lemay whats it like to live in loonyville.
    Sarah Palin was not the great communicator she can’t answer even a simplest of questions.
    Conservatism is a group raging morons like yourself were intellect is frowned upon.

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  16. john

    To Charles Douglas Lemay,

    I'll take "a lib scheme" over the last 8 years of Bush conservative planning. That sure turned out to be good.

    By the way, if I were a Republican I'd be seriously hurt by these people comparing Reagan to Moose Hunter Barbie.

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  17. my prayer is answered!

    keep sarah as the face and voice of GOP, and

    dems will never have to worry about another election!

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  18. Gary H

    RJ. The Repub's have been and still are blaming Bill Clinton for everything under the sun. We're used to it.

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  19. Lyn

    I can't stand Palin and hope never have to see her face on TV or any Ad.

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  20. Phil, Ashburn, VA

    TY Palin for making us laugh and relaunching Tina Fey's career.

    November 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  21. KLEE

    There's your door Sarah.....walk on into "Palin Land" :)

    November 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  22. Lyn

    I believe Palin knows nothing, but lipstick.

    November 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  23. sabrina

    You mean she's still around...sigh.

    November 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  24. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    I've not seen the ad but I don't quite understand the purpose. UNLESS, it's to get her positioned out front for 2012.
    I don't see any McCain Thank You ads. I don't recall any Gore/Lieberman or Kerry/Edwards Thank You ads.

    Reagan and Palin comparison? I see it – they're both from time zones West of the Rocky Mountains. Well, at least their political lives.

    November 24, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  25. Clinton Fringer

    The women of this country need to be ashamed of themselves. You all know who you are. No wonder we haven't broken the ceiling. All women fought for women's rights......to vote.....to be able to have the same jobs as men and to have our voices heard on issuses we care about. Yet, apparantly we aren't ready to stop the petty backstabbing to support women in high places. Women, god love us, come in all shapes and sizes and some wear high heels instead of comfortable shoes. We need to stand together and support each other or none of us will see a woman VP or President in our lifetimes. What lessons are we teaching our daughters? Don't dream too high?

    November 24, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
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