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. Rumsfeld

    Sarah, say it isn't so!!? Free advertising, ego-boosting, political capitalizing....why not? It may spark another career path.

    January 27, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. michael

    save this for the tabloids CNN not a political ticker newsworthy story. The President has a speech with many political implications and you have barley any analysis on it. Save this Sarah Palin stuff for the tabloids.

    January 27, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. What a shame!

    Sarah would look so much better in that gear than Obama, The- Tourist-In-Chief!

    January 27, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. ted

    CNN – why the infatuation with Sarah Palin? Just let her and her family get out of the limelight and back to their doublewide trailer trash living. Who cares?

    January 27, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  5. Sarah

    Sure she turned this down.......unless she can show some BODY she doesn't want the gigg.........she may want to do what is politically correct but untill she can start to speak politically correct she is just FARTING IN THE WIND......

    January 27, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  6. CitizenAJ

    Sarah should model, with her sexy self. That is the only thing I like about her. She can "pal around with models". She has nothing else going for her but her looks. She can come be conservative with me anytime!!!! Yeah, sister Sarah!

    January 27, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Patriot

    She;\'d probably quit half way through the photo shoot anyway.....

    January 27, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. Mark

    What! Is she nuts?
    This is her true calling!
    Let's face it, she really doesn't have much of a serious political career left. She should go for it. And then get a radio or TV talk show. Frankly I can't stand the woman, but she should at least go for the opportunities that will offer her the most success.

    January 27, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  9. Reny

    Good. I am sick of her stupid face.

    January 27, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  10. Sam

    I guess this is the first for Palin to refuse a public photo op...

    January 27, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  11. juge

    What a hoot – Weatherproof was willing to select a MODEL OF STUPIDITY aka Sarah Palin. Anything for money. I wouldn't buy anything that has their brand name on it. They are disgusting.

    January 27, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  12. always proud dem in nc

    She's too busy spewing out her hate speech on the Faux News Channel and signing copies of her kiss and tell book.

    January 27, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  13. Big John

    I can understand President Obama in the ad but Sarah the quitter?!?!

    January 27, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. haren

    Stop pushing empty headed so called leader just because they are good looking.
    We need reform in this country of Media.
    Enough of leader like John Edward,Sarah Palin, Sanford,Huckabee,
    and now Media is pushing Scott Brown a state senator does not know any thing about world or their leader.
    Let him serve atleast 6 years in senate than we will talk about him.

    January 27, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. Jon Gant

    I'm quite sure that if she had taken this gig, they would insist that she not wear her MC HAMMER glasses.

    January 27, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  16. johnrj08

    Obviously, Weatherproof didn't offer Palin a sufficient amount of money.

    January 27, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  17. jeff ,alabama

    I think the thing to remember here
    is the fact that Obama agreed to his
    billboard and later reconsidered.
    You can bet there will be all kinds
    of snide remarks about Palin being
    approached. But no one bashed Obama.

    January 27, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  18. andrewstl

    wow publicity and getting her deer in the headlights look not out there is a shocker.

    maybe she is seeing she should just go away.

    i think she should be on are you smarter thasn a fifth grader.

    even though we know the answer is no it would be fun to see.

    or start a new show called the alska hillbillies it would get nbc going again

    January 27, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  19. Bill

    I'm surprised that she turned down the offer, because it's well know that Sarah Palin will do anything for rmoney and/or publicity.

    January 27, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  20. Fitz in Texas

    Good for you Sarah Palin.....once again you know how to "act like a lady."

    January 27, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  21. Linda

    Palin did them a favor!

    January 27, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  22. Dan Holiday

    And the liberal democrats will start their sexist bigoted remarks in 3...2...1! How pathetic.

    January 27, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  23. Gary

    Didn't Bernie Madoff wear this brand of jacket????

    January 27, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  24. John

    I think Sarah Palin should accept an offer from Hugh Hefner to pose nude for the Playboy Magazine and her Approval rating will jump to 100 percent. Good Luck Sarah.

    January 27, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  25. AKReport

    To bad, She would have looked great and piss off a lot of libs at the same time.

    January 27, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
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