Sunday, July 24, 2011
The Chicago screening of a new Sarah Palin documentary Saturday was a political love fest for her conservative supporters.
But Tea Party members weren’t the only ones who came away from the film with admiration for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate.
Eddie Bryant, who attended the screening of “The Undefeated” at downtown’s Gene Siskel Film Center, is an African-American and Chicago Democrat. The retired 67-year-old Union Pacific employee said he was surprised to find he actually likes Palin.
“I came because my friend is always talking about Sarah Palin. People say this lady is brainless. She’s not only smart, but she’s a clean-government person. I gained respect for her,” Bryant said.
The director, Stephen K. Bannon, told the audience afterward: “My objective was to drive a stake in the heart of ‘Caribou Barbie,’ ” referring to the airhead image of Palin in the media. He said traditional movie critics have “eviscerated” his film, but he’s shown it to liberal audiences in New York and other cities and they “came out of this with a grudging admiration of what she’s accomplished.”
Read more here.
Mr. Bryant's reaction is exactly why people need to see this film. Governor Palin is not the person the mainstream media have made her out to be. She's not really even the person the McCain campaign displayed to the nation--not fully. I believe many in the media see the Governor's value and are afraid of the threat she is to the left. The McCain campaign, both failing to fully recognize her value and threatened by her appeal, allowed their own sense of insecurity and gross mismanagement to get in the way, as Mr. Chuck Heath said, of "let[ting] Sarah be Sarah." The Undefeated, however, unveils who this Sarah is, displays what she's accomplished, and makes it clear that she's qualified to be President of the United States.
So once again, get your tickets here--and some for others--to see the film. If it's not showing in your area, vote here to bring it there.