Let’s start this way… here’s part of the description on Amazon of the 2010 book “Game Change”:
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the country’s leading political reporters, use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. How did Obama convince himself that, despite the thinness of his resume, he could somehow beat the odds to become the nation’s first African American president? How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape—and warp—Hillary’s supposedly unstoppable bid? What was behind her husband’s furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations? Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate? And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth—or troubled in more serious ways?
Judging from the just released trailer for the upcoming HBO film of the same name, in spite of the fact that a good portion of “Game Change” was about Obama, Hillary and Bill, only the last two Palin-related sentences above were worthy of making the cut (though I hear Obama does make a cameo in the brief “Hawaiian golf course” scene). In these clips it’s all Sarah bashing, all the time. I actually laughed out loud before the end. They made her such a dingy, clothing-obsessed bitch that this could be an audition for the new show “Real Housewives of Wasilla”:
Based on that, here’s an outline of what the plot appears to be: Sarah Palin was chosen as John McCain’s running mate because she had useful demographic attributes that could be exploited, but there was also a downside that McCain’s people thought they could keep in check. However, about halfway through the campaign, Palin became self-aware, turned on her creators and wreaked havoc on humanity — Skynet in heels. They should have called the movie “The Campaign Terminator.”
Watching that clip you’d almost forget that the reason John McCain lost was because of… John McCain. It’s shocking that a solid lineup of Hollywood lefties couldn’t be a little more even-handed when it comes to the story of Sarah Palin.
(h/t Hot Air)