January 27th, 2010
03:44 PM ET
8 years ago

Palin declines to be a Weatherproof model


Weatherproof is removing an image of President Obama Wednesday. Sarah Palin has also declined to appear in an ad for the company. (Getty Images)

(CNN) - The outdoor brand Weatherproof is again out of luck as it searches for a high-profile face to lead its "A leader in style" ad theme.

The company first acquired the rights of an Associated Press photograph of President Obama sporting a black Weatherproof jacket during his trip to China last fall. But the company never asked permission from the White House to use the image, and when it appeared on a billboard in New York last month President Obama's aides demanded it be taken down.

The company agreed, hoping to replace the president's image with one of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has also been photographed in a Weatherproof jacket.

But Palin's attorney tells CNN her office has declined the brand's request.

No word on which famous pol the company may look to next.

- CNN's John Roberts contributed to this report

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soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Laurie

    Golly darn! Can hardly believe that money grubbing narcissist is turning down the opportunity. I think it is because she is coming out with a new line of visors, with black marker blocking out names of people that you respect(ha,ha). My understanding is that the visors will make you "incognito."

    January 27, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. Susan

    They must not have offered $illy $arah enough money! Don't ya know she'll do ANYthing for enough money - you betcha! Sarah Palin is a fraud!

    January 27, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Tram

    But she's not a leader. She's a quitter. How could she be part of a "leader in style" promotion?

    January 27, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    That's a good looking picture of our Commander in Chief.

    January 27, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  5. Jim

    I guess they did not pay enough.

    January 27, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. Michael

    Finally, after all this time she has made one smart decision.

    January 27, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  7. Beasley

    Why not go with Dick Cheney in a hunting outfit?

    January 27, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    what was it to be, the MORON LINE of clothing?

    January 27, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  9. sandy

    WOW Palin gives up a paycheck. I'm impressed! With her ego,my money would have been she would have taken the offer.

    January 27, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  10. Irma in North Carolina

    Thank God for that, we have to look at her enough the way it was. There must of not been no money in for Sarah.

    January 27, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  11. J.Crobuzon

    Go ahead and use Palin; she hasn't enough money left to sue.

    January 27, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  12. Rediranch

    I'm thoroughly surprised that Palin turned down a chance to show her mug again – and for free!


    Keep Democrats in the White House – put Palin on the Republican ticket!

    January 27, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. C Spurgeon

    Maybe they didn't offer her enough?

    January 27, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  14. Mississippi Mrs.

    Glad the President wears 'Weather Proof', since the perfect storm hit Massachusetts.

    January 27, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  15. the dude of truth

    Palin should endorse manure spreaders. Thats what she knows.

    Run Sarah, Run.

    January 27, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |

    I am really suprised at sarah palin decesion to decline the offer from a big name company that would have probably paid her big major bucks for her endorsement of their products. An seeing as that this company is in all probability some woay contected to the republican party or probably make campain donations to the republicans this really an truely suprises me

    January 27, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  17. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin said no, but I'm sure she asked if her husband or daughter could fill the image instead. LOL

    January 27, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  18. Hey, All Republicans, ---- Burn in hell

    Too bad Palin is not StOoPiD proff because she is the most uneducated dunce on the planet. I can't believe the GOP used her a their weapon of choice to defeat Obama, who is light years away from anything they can ever conjer up in their top secret lair. What a bafoon she will always be. Obama looks like James Bond in the picture above. His mission is to rescue the middle class from the evil grips of the dark side GOP who will kill their own mothers to keep from paying taxes – even Jesus paid taxes, but the GOP says it is a sin for rich Americans to pay taxes.

    January 27, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    Quit associating the product with politics, and go to Hollywood for a spokesperson. that's what Hollywood does.

    January 27, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  20. Silas

    I wouldn't want to appear in a Weatherproof ad either. I had the misfortune of buying one of their coats a couple of years ago, and it's junk. Customer service is non-existant. Credit where credit is due, both Obama and Palin no better than to endorse shoddy merchandise.

    January 27, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  21. Carol

    She should accept modeling positions and lipstick commercials. She is qualified for that.

    January 27, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  22. jerseylou

    Somebody told this shiny turd, they was not offering her enough cash so she turn it down.

    January 27, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  23. Minnesota gal

    I bet O'Keefe would jump at the chance. Can't' you see him with all this pimperoo and telepone accesories....Or how about Scott Brown. Oh no, forgot that won't work, they want someone with clothes on. His greasy hairness would go good for a Bigfoot promotion.

    January 27, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  24. careful

    Be careful Weatherproof company not to play politics, it can and will hurt your image, and bury your business.

    January 27, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  25. Tony

    How fitting that the advertisement of Obama was of him on Communist China's Great Wall.

    January 27, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
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