July 8th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
13 years ago

Palin releases web video with campaign feel

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(CNN) – In what has the familiar feel of a classic campaign commercial, Sarah Palin's political action committee is out with its first web video Thursday that is heavily laden with the former Alaska governor's appearances at political events and Tea Party rallies over the past year.

The nearly two-minute video, called "Mama Grizzlies," features a portion of a speech Palin gave before the Susan B. Anthony List in May, during which she told the anti-abortion rights women's group, "It seems like it's kind of a mom awakening in the last year and a half where women are rising up and saying, 'No, we've had enough already.'"

"This year will be remembered as a year when common sense conservative women get things done for our country," Palin is also heard saying. "All across this country, women are standing up and speaking out for common sense solutions."

The video also celebrates the former Alaska governor as well as her female supporters, splicing together several images of Palin delivering speeches before cheering crowds, sitting for television interviews, and shaking enthusiastic supporters' hands – all amidst inspirational music.

"We're gonna do something about this. We're going to turn this thing around," Palin tells a roaring crowd as she sounds familiar themes of a stump speech. "We're going to get our country back on the right track, no matter what it takes, to respect the will of the people. Look out, Washington, cause there's a whole stampede of elephants crossing the line, and the E.T.A. stampeding through is November 2, 2010."

"Lot of women coming together," Palin says as the video comes to a close.

Palin posted the new video on her Facebook page early Thursday morning, telling supporters to "Enjoy the video and please support commonsense conservative candidates who will work with you and for you to take back our country!"

The former Republican vice presidential nominee has remained firmly in the national spotlight since resigning her post as governor one year ago, thanks to television appearances, a national book tour, speaking engagements, and social media outlets.

Update 3:30 p.m. ET: Sarah Palin released a statement to CNN about her new web video.

"Sending my own message, minus the media filter, is a valuable way to remind voters that they have great choices in these upcoming mid-term elections. The tools I'll use, like this energetic video that showcases commonsense Constitutional conservative women, will highlight a significant movement in our nation as we advance ever closer to what will be historic 2010 elections," Palin said.

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Geoz

    "common sense" is an misnomer here. Nobody knows what Sarah knows... and that isn't a compliment.

    July 8, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. vjpgh

    So, exactly what does she want to take back? What is her plan?

    July 8, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. plb

    Sarah – I'm a 55 year old woman and you DO NOT speak for me, nor do you speak for many, many women in this country so don't assume that you do. You are anti-women's rights and your professed "turn this thing around" stance will set women's rights back 50 years. Please go back to Alaska and shut your mouth.

    July 8, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  4. Adrienne

    Sarah Palin, please use your powers for good.

    July 8, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. Charlie in Maine

    I almost hate to comment lest my participation in this cicus be taken by CNN as a sign that I find this newsworthy. I care even less about Sarah Palin now that she holds no office than I did when she was running for VP. As far as I am concerned she has done her job. She made people who otherwise would have voted for McCain think twice about his judgement. For that I thank her, but her 15 minutes were up long ago.

    July 8, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  6. idesign

    No wonder N.O.W. and the Democrats are worried. Palin is wooing women voters like never before, and they do not have an effective response yet. Trotting out Gloria Steinem with Couric did not really work. It only accentuated the hypocrisy of the old feminist movement.

    July 8, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  7. ex-repulican since McCain picked Palin

    She really should not waste her money. There are too many intelligent Americans that see her for what she is which is plain and simple, not qualified to be the leader of this great country. Not even close to being a Hillary Clinton, and having someone else write her facebook, or her books for that matter is one thing, that may fool some people, but running for potus, SHE WILL NEVER WIN. To think she would is really delusional.

    July 8, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  8. John

    No specifics, no answers, not even a mention of an issue. Just "no" said over and over again and "common sense" and folksy empty air against Washington. Complex issues are beyond the simple mind. Facism offers simple answers. Always has. Bush had simple answers: do away with government regulations. Let everybody do what they want. Result: greed, disaster, years of economic hardship, environmental mess. Palin's IQ= 100. Not good enough to lead America.

    July 8, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  9. Danny

    Any candidate who puts this woman on a ticket will lose. If she runs, she will lose. Did she not understand what happened to her when she was McCain's pick?????? She is a mouth and that is all.

    July 8, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  10. Me, Twin Cities, MN

    Palin spouts off redundant talking points of little substance. As a woman, I find her nothing but insulting to how genuinely hard other women work and take care of their families.This reads more like a self-help guru speech right before you're asked to buy $10k wortth motivational books. I'd rather watch Sesame Street than a Sarah Palin video. The sentences would be complete and I'd learn more. Maybe half-governor Palin should watch Sesame Street.

    July 8, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. Moderate

    Run Sarah, that's the best news I have had all week. It will ensure President Obama wins in 2012

    July 8, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. Ryan

    lol....women supporting politicians who want to take away what choices they can have with their bodies.

    what irony

    July 8, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. old soldier

    First she was a pitbull with lipstick. Now she's an elephant? She really can't keep ANYTHING straight, can she? Did she resign from pitbullism? I have supreme trust and respect for women in general, but she is one damaged piece of work. And CNN is damaged for keeping her in the public eye. I read about her just to read comments from readers, but sorry to say, none today. CNN: pleeeeeze let her withdraw into her irrelevance. She wastes digits which wastes AC electrons which wastes time. Tchuss!

    July 8, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. snow

    Common sense cannot be found in the current administration. nobummer can have the IQ of a genius(which he does not have),but without common sense, you cannot solve complex problems. A lack of solving problems is very apparent in this administration. I guess he can blame President Bush for his lack of common sense.

    July 8, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. hobart

    This video only draws attention from her tiny following, and from the media who are find her interesting. The overwhelming majority of Americans find her stupidity, hateful rhetoric, incitements to violence and treason all totally unacceptable in a serious presidential candidate. Why the media keeps promoting her is beyond comprehension.

    July 8, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. Laurie

    Too bad she's not one of the common sense women speakin out. Why must the media constantly cover this bimbo????

    July 8, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  17. Nick

    Yeh right! This woman won't go away ever. She is out for our money.

    July 8, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  18. David Johnston

    Common sense?

    July 8, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  19. White Picket Fences

    Sarah Palin is a DISGRACE to ALL women. She does NOT represent ME. Pigs with lipstick.

    July 8, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  20. Catherine Wolff

    Common sense? Sarah Palin? Please.

    July 8, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  21. Rosslaw

    Well, in the alternative universe of the right wing she is certainly qualified: resigned halfway through her governorship of Alaska, vindictively fired the state's top law enforcment officer for refusing her demand that he retailiate against a former son-in-law, blasted by the state's Republican dominated legislature for serial ethical violations in a report which she surreally described as an endorsement, spewed toxicity in the health care debate with her "death panels"-what more can a right winger want?

    July 8, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  22. Joshua Ludd

    Yes.. common sense solutions like quitting halfway through their term to make money for themselves..and multiple ethics violations. Common sense solutions like teaching your children abstinence only... and ending up with an unwed teenage mother for a daughter. Common sense solutions like writing things on your hand when running for high office and not even knowing what the responsibilities of the office you are running for are.

    July 8, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  23. Jon from Dallas

    "This year will be remembered as a year when common sense conservative women get things done for our country." She couldnt even finish her term as governor of Alaska.
    "All across this country, women are standing up and speaking out for common sense solutions." – Please at least have common sense before standing up and speaking out... directed at the individual quoted...

    July 8, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  24. roro

    Yada yada yada. I wouldn't follow that woman into the ladies room. She may have a hold on some people, who don't seem to realize how truly vapid she is, but I want someone with a grip on the real issues to represent me – not just some talking head spouting sound bites. She can certainly stir up a crowd, but for someone who "...reads all the papers and magazines", she has put forth no clear ways to solve any of today's problems. She is intellectually challenged.

    July 8, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  25. T'SAH from Virginia

    And the moral of THIS story is????????????? I am a woman too and when I state I am going to do SOMETHING about SOMETHING, you will know what SOMETHING is!!! THIS and THAT is NOT going to get THIS country back on track – NOR is it a "common sense solution"!!!

    Empty Rhetoric – Empty Heads – Empty Solutions!!!

    July 8, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
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