Stephen Bannon on Governor Palin's 'Grit, Tenacity and Fortitude'

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stephen Bannon, producer of The Undefeated, the documentary about Governor Palin's career, penned a Human Events article about the Governor and the film. It's worth a full read. In the meantime, here are some excerpts:

Why did Bannon make this movie?

I repeatedly get asked: “Why would you make a movie about Sarah Palin​–what could we possibly not already know about her?”

The answer is quite simply, “everything that’s important.”

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And what story exactly is that? The rise of a woman from complete obscurity to national prominence through her own force of will and sense of justice.

Who is Sarah Palin?
Sarah Palin is the little guy in “Walmart Nation:” just as obscure, just as powerless, just as insignificant. And that is precisely why she is a role model for young men and women. She didn’t have a rich daddy, she didn’t marry a wealthy or connected husband, she doesn’t have an Ivy League union card. What she did have was the grit, tenacity and fortitude to accomplish great things against almost insurmountable odds.

It is those attributes that are the underpinnings of the American frontier and our success as a country: the “can do” spirit, and a doggedness that just won’t quit. That’s The Undefeated.

What sets her apart from others?
She is the most anti-establishment figure in modern political history, from her time on the Wasilla city council through her “crony capitalism” speech against the “permanent political class” at the Iowa Classic Balloon Field on Labor Day weekend 2011, this is someone who has stood by the side of the working men and women of this country, at every level, for the last 20 years.

And that is why she is a leader who deserves our attention. Because she is not a stamped-out assembly line political drone, rather, she is a force of nature.

Read the full article here.

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