Wednesday, November 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2008STATEMENT ON THANKSGIVING AD CAMPAIGN HONORING GOV. SARAH PALIN(SACRAMENTO) — The New York Times has reported on their Caucus Blog about an upcoming television ad campaign thanking and defending the honor and character of Governor Sarah Palin. The pro-Palin television ad campaign will air nationwide around the Thanksgiving Day holiday. See the report here: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/palins-appeal-proves-durable/The pro-Palin ad campaign is a project of the Our Country Deserves Better Committee (website: http://www.OurCountryDeservesBetter.com ) which raised approximately $1.3 million during the general election to support the McCain/Palin ticket and oppose the Obama/Biden ticket.
The Our Country Deserves Better Committee will be filming the ad next Monday and had not planned to announce the new ad campaign until around the time of the film shoot or post-production of the ad. However, a reporter for the New York Times is on the committee’s email list, and when she contacted the organization, we decided to cooperate with the Times.
The ad is being produced specifically to honor, thank and defend Gov. Sarah Palin in the wake of several unfavorable media reports which included criticism from anonymous sources.
The members and supporters of the Our Country Deserves Better Committee have been impressed with Gov. Palin’s honor, candor and dignity during the recent presidential campaign. We applaud the way in which she has generally articulated her conservative viewpoints with an optimistic and hopeful style similar to President Ronald Reagan
Further news releases and information about the upcoming ad campaign honoring Gov. Sarah Palin will follow in the days to come.
The NYT political blog reports that over the past few days, about 1,000 people have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Our Country Deserves Better, and quotes organization spokesman Joe Wierzbicki:
“This woman’s reputation is going to be so damaged that she can never be a national political figure,” he added. So the goal of the ad is to “preserve her options.”
Mr. Wierzbicki said he was “surprised” by the response so far, which he called a “testament to her”, given typical post-election fatigue, especially on the losing side.
“I don’t think we would’ve seen the same level of response” if the planned spot were to defend Mr. McCain, he said.
We couldn’t agree more.
Posted by Andrea Shea King at 11/12/2008 09:35:00 AM