As she seeks to recover politically from her failed election bid on Senator John McCain’s ticket, the big question for Gov. Sarah Palin has been whether her backers would remain enthusiastic over the long run.The NY Times caught wind of the ad and wrote about it ... and now it is the #3 most-popular story at The Caucus.
As it turns out, over the past few days, about 1,000 people have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Our Country Deserves Better, a political action committee that is planning a pro-Palin advertisement later this month.
“We thought it would be appropriate to have the thank-you ad run around Thanksgiving,” said Joe Wiezbicki, the PAC’s coordinator. The group expects to shoot on Monday and raise “a couple hundred thousand dollars” to buy airtime nationally.
As of Thursday morning, close to 600 comments had been left ... many from liberals who, in typical liberal style, felt it was their duty to trash Sarah Palin and denigrate anyone who dared to support her. Also in typical liberal fashion, some commenters were condescending such as this one from "Disappointed Hockey Mom:"
The money [raised for the TV ad] would be much better served to help hungry families than to help an ego hungry washed up political wannabe…Total waste. No one wants to see it or cares.Wonder if "Disappointed Hockey Mom" was as concerned about the almost-billion dollars spent by the Obama campaign ... just think how far it would have gone to "feed hungry families."
"Our Country Deserves Better" (OCDB) alerted supporters to the message left by "Stephen" which read:
"I continue to submit that many of these recent comments in support of Palin seem to have been elicited by some group or other. It’s unusual to tune in to an NYT comment line and find an uninterrupted stream of praise without any attempt at engaging the reader into a dialogue. I think this site is being turned into a non-stop Palin advertisement. If there is anyone out there who is not a pod, let’s hear what you think."OCDB wrote:
Please, re-read that comment. The Obama supporter finds it untenable that there should be "an uninterrupted stream of praise" for a conservative at the New York Times. Well, guess what, "Stephen," in America conservatives are allowed to have opinions too, and we're also allowed to express them.So Sarah Palin supporters ... your help is needed. Please check out The Caucus blog about the Sarah Palin ad and then leave a positive comment in support of this rising Republican star.