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Watch Sarah Palin’s First Political Ad From Back In The Day

Here’s a budget commercial for a small-town plumbing and carpentry business… oh no it’s a political ad! And it’s Sarah Palin’s first political ad, in fact, from her mayoral campaign in the global city of Wasilla. The background music is some cheap ’70s parlor jazz straight out of your favorite wood-paneled cocktail lounge, and Sarah pushes her kids on the damn municipal swing set. And if you swing just high enough on that swing set, you can see Russia and its nukes. Know? [YouTube]

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65 comments

  1. loudmouthredhead

    But it’s got that there small town music and everythin’, doncha know. Her hair needs some fixin’ though.

    “Responsible individuals” my ass, lipstick.

  2. V572625694

    You get the same feeling watching her that you do watching Dana Perino: she’s so pretty, even with that hillbilly-on-prom-night hair. But then you have remind yourself that “pretty” does not necessarily mean “good.”

  3. Cogito Ergo Bibo

    Her slogan was “A new mayor for Wasilla”? Wow. Her creativity astounds me. After all, on one else could possibly lay claim to that one! Except, well, of course, everyone who isn’t currently the mayor.

  4. greatgooglymoogly

    Well, at least now we know why she wears those glasses: she’s totally cross-eyed. Looks like a moose in the cross-hairs.

  5. shoeho

    [re=99136]greatgooglymoogly[/re]: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I knew SP reminded me of someone. How could I forget Kitty! Hell, I live in FL, albeit on the right coast (in this case, right is more left). Who could ever forget K…..need….more…..vodka.

  6. mookworthjwilson

    [re=99145]rightofmiddle[/re]: What was Walnuts! doing in 1982??? Getting ready to have the US Government spend billions of dollars saving failed savings and loans run by his friends!!!!

  7. WIDTAP

    [re=99139]greatgooglymoogly[/re]: This statement is completely prejudiced against Sarah and other suffers of Amblyopia. Shame on you sir! Clearly Obama is not showing the differently sighted proper respect.

  8. Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=99135]V572625694[/re]: Dana Perino pretty? Mmmm….not so much. She’s also single as are SheBeast Coulter & KO’s ex Ingraham (who had to adopt a brown baby because obviously no man would marry her & then impregnate her). These women all sold their souls for the greater Republican cause, but when the minimum wage aide at the nursing home is assaulting them & stealing their money, guess they can die happy, right?

  9. Maus

    So how about that 4chan hacking Palin’s yahoo mail?

    I’m sure all the interesting stuff has been long deleted, but this is still hilarious.

  10. Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=99180]S.Luggo[/re]: Ooops…thought I read an article that said she wasn’t married. But, yeah, I stick by comments about the other two; two meaner/nastier women would be hard to find (other than Mother Sarah & even she found someone to marry her).

  11. slithy_tove

    I hear a loud thud and murmur as the producers and casts of MadTV and Saturday Night Live fall to their knees in unison, praying for a McCain/Palin win.

  12. Anonymous Office Zombie

    [re=99135]V572625694[/re]: Word. The prettiness it is like brain-kryptonite. But then she starts talking with the accent and the stupidity and the spell is broken.

  13. Guppy06

    [re=99145]rightofmiddle[/re]: Research in the same fashion as what, watching Fox News? See that little logo in the bottom left-hand corner? The tool that appears at the very end of the video?

    Two Troll Points for being at least vaguely on-topic, though.

  14. Advocatus_Diaboli

    [re=99145]rightofmiddle[/re]: Hey,that’s great. Barry had Pakistani friends and Pakistan exports heroin. Great investigative journalism there. Now why don’t you go fuck off.

  15. loudmouthredhead

    [re=99128]MathewBrooks[/re]: Where do you think that $20 Mil city debt came from? Giving Bristol secret abortions? hahahaaha…well…hmm

  16. fuzznuts

    A preview of the future, her daughter whatshername was a swinger
    even then, and her son had to have someone hold his hand.
    He can expect to be passed around the barracks (ummm, almost
    sounded like Baracks) just like a party favor. Good thing he didn’t
    pick the Navy to avoid jail time, he’d learn how to play submarine
    really quickly. All in all, not a bad ad if, as it seems, it was shot
    with a $38.00 budget on their home VHS camcorder and her finger
    nails on the chalkboard voice was recorded with 2 tin cans and
    a piece of string.

  17. Whiskeybaby

    Some other, better, commenter than me observed recently that she looks as though she’s fallen face-first into a big pile of Max Factor makeup, and I concur.

  18. stew

    Still say she might not make it to Novemeber. Stonewalling the troopergate investigation, a family that gives “white trash” a bad name (mom in law serving lye to a kid???), a growing list of outright lies and her general stupidy could sink her yet. She could still get a nice morning show out of it on public access.

  19. njdon

    not bad. i bet gwb couldn’t do as well.
    and the music probably is original. not stolen copyrighted stuff like republicans usually have.

  20. DangerousLiberal

    [re=99127]MathewBrooks[/re]: This looks and sounds like one of those “Social Hygiene” movies from the fifties. But in living “color”!

  21. njdon

    must add: intrade is carrying mccain bullshit. an electoral map which is a sleazy, sneaky ad showing mccain winning. the thing is obama is now pulling ahead in the actual intrade market after being behind for about a week.

  22. Gopherit v2.0

    Wow! She’s so spunky! I was waiting for Richard Gere to come in in his limo and take her away from her life of whoring!

  23. RadioFreeBabylon

    Putin is calling Ahmadinejad right now and they are sharing a hearty laugh.

    This can’t be good for the country, no matter how hard Frum, Hannity, Kristol and the rest of the lying dogs spin it. I think Fiorina said what she did yesterday to get off the surrogate trial and head back home. She’s got plenty of cash and doesn’t need to make this offensive defense any longer.

  24. V572625694

    [re=99166]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: [re=99180]S.Luggo[/re]: Well, I should’ve said, “pretty for a politician.” Because compared to, say, Dennis Hastert or Alan Greenspan — or that Fran Townsend hack our Wonkette was hot for a while back — Dana’n’Sarah are quite do-able, with or without their souls. De gustibus non disputandum and all that…

  25. RobPetrified

    The First Pitbull shall henceforth be known across this great land as Sarah Heath Palin.
    ‘Cause she’s such a rock solid feminist that she wouldn’t EVER give up her own name until instructed to do so by “Newt” Gingrich and her GOPAC overlords.
    Will she too take on the moniker of a reptile to match her demeanor?
    Stay tuned, boys and feminine Americans.

  26. civan93

    My internet is via some cable as slow as dialup and it put stops and pauses in the video. Which made it somewhat better. Because then, with the pauses, it was at least ironic.

  27. Snarkfest

    Is she just.. a little… cross-eyed without the frames?
    Maybe it’s just a temporary thing- from staring down those red Ruskies every night.

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