OK, now Romney rules in Nevada too. I guess we saw that coming. But one thing that’s puzzled me about the GOP race is this: Whatever happened to Sarah Palin? I realize she long ago ruled out a run for president — a simple scheduling conflict — but I considered her incapable of keeping her mouth shut while other windbags droned on about reclaiming this great nation.
All I could find on Google was a tepid appearance on Fox News last week in which she accused Mitt Romney of buying a “false narrative” in Florida. (I guess that means lying. I wish people would just say it once in awhile. If Mrs. Palin had actually called Romney a liar, she might have gotten a bit more traction in the lame-stream media.)
The other thing I found on Google was this trailer for the upcoming HBO movie Game Change. When you view the trailer, you will see that Mrs. Palin will soon have a lot more to complain about when it comes to being smeared by liberals. It looks like the best bits in Game Change will consist of perpetuating the image of her as a blockhead. And not only that, but an unstable, Machiavellian blockhead. Which is really the worst kind of blockhead there is.
I’m kind of torn by this trailer. On the one hand, I’m definitely going to see the movie. Julianne Moore’s witchy-bitchy take on Palin looks too good to miss. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure committed liberals like Moore and Woody Harrelson did not sign on for the purpose of portraying Mrs. Palin in the most fair and truthful way. No doubt we can expect the script to take certain liberties with the truth (lies, if you prefer) and to contain dialog never actually spoken by the principals.
Well, that’s what movies do. But to do it with events just four years past, amid yet another presidential campaign, suggests that the filmmakers have an agenda beyond entertaining the masses. You think? The movie will be released around Super Tuesday, just when Romney will be sewing up his coronation as the GOP candidate. Palin’s not a candidate, of course, but she is a Republican who was briefly considered the savior of conservatism. The timing isn’t accidental.
It’s politics, not history, and all’s fair in an era where corporations are people. But viewers should probably take it into account.