Thursday, March 1, 2012
Rachel Weiner published an article at The Washington Post today entitled "Sarah Palin wants to rewrite ‘Game Change’ history." That's an interesting title considering the fact that HBO is the party guilty of attempting to rewrite actual American history in their hit piece, set to air on March 10th.
Weiner takes umbrage at the fact that the Governor's staff has chosen not to take this one sitting down but has pushed back against the lies contained in Game Change. How dare this much-accomplished former governor and reformer right the wrongs and defend her true record, rather than grin and bear it. How dare her staff speak the truth? Don't they know they're expected to just shut up while revisionists do yet another hatchet job on her record?
Right now it seems almost as if Sarah Palin’s political action committee has one goal and one goal only: Discredit the movie “Game Change.”
Palin has also always had trouble ignoring her critics, a reflexive defensiveness that has dogged her since 2008. Taking on “Game Change” may only give HBO more buzz, but she continues anyway.
The Governor wants to discredit the movie? You think? Is she expected to validate it, when it is blatant fiction designed only to make money while feeding the monster that is the wild imagination of Hollywood and other far left types? Perhaps Weiner's indignation would be better served trying to figure out why the left "has one goal and one goal only": Discredit the patriot Sarah Palin.
This is what bothers people like Weiner: not only does Governor Palin's staff smack down the huge lie of Game Change, but they do so using undeniable evidence. "Game Change We Can Believe In," the video SarahPAC released today, goes beyond the words of other aides who worked alongside the Governor and have called out the movie for the charade that it is. This video is a collage of words and interviews from none other than Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who are the sources behind the lies found in the HBO movie. It's interesting how on the record, for all to see and hear, they sang her praises--and rightly so. But after their own inept handling of the campaign--and subsequent loss--they chose to place blame on Governor Palin to cover their own tails. How is the public expected to believe anything that comes from these two self-serving characters?
So what is the truth that Weiner would like to help obscure? Governor Palin is a great American who has spent the last two decades in public service for the right reasons. She achieved success through hard work, tenacity, and great instincts. She didn't rely on a last name, she wasn't handed a mantle, she wasn't for sale, and she was more focused on character than what exposing corruption would cost her. As the first woman governor of Alaska, and the youngest, she relied on grassroots efforts, won, and served the people. She governed as a fiscal conservative. She cut the budget. She returned money to the people. She honored the state Constitution. She fought for energy independence and secured the largest private sector energy project in the history of North America. She had an approval rating close to 90 percent. How many other governors could boast this kind of record? And this is only a cursory run-down.
She was chosen to run alongside Senator McCain because he knew her record and knew she could ignite the American people--which she did and continues to do to this day. Her stellar record is irrefutable and has a distinct place in history. Why, therefore, wouldn't she make a case against a movie which depicts her as unstable, unintelligent, and unfit to lead in this nation? She's been leading all along, even before the left--and right--realized she was a threat to their cozy, cushy, status quo establishments. She would be remiss not to stand up and speak out against these malicious lies.
Far left radicals believe their side has the right to creative any narrative they choose. When the legs of their false memes are cut off, and the truth exposed, they cry foul: We're supposed to tell the people what to believe, the people aren't supposed to know any better, and the person defamed and slandered is supposed to just grin and bear it. Those are the rules, people. Got it?
No, what we get is that there is no limit to the extremes these people will go to in their attacks against Governor Palin while they make a load of money in the process. They advance their sick agenda by preying on people they view as too simple-minded to know better or too sheepish to check the record for themselves. In this, they insult the American people.
Clearly, they think we're all stupid, for Weiner also writes:
While Palin and her aides have yet to see the movie, that fact hasn’t stopped them from relentlessly attacking the film. Two weeks ago, SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford told The Fix that he expected the movie to be filled with inaccuracies. Former aide Meg Stapleton called it “sick.” Palin herself told Fox News the book was “based on a false narrative.”
Weiner managed to get one thing right: aides have not seen the movie. Now, let's tell the full story. They haven't seen it because they were denied that opportunity.
As The New York Times reported last week:
The half-dozen former aides to Ms. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, said the network did not allow them to see the movie, which is based on the book “Game Change,” before being broadcast starting on March 10. But the advisers condemned it based on two short trailers and accounts of it in the press.
If HBO is so proud of their work of art, if they are assured of its accuracy, why would they prohibit those closest to the Governor from viewing the film? Simple: they knew that those cognizant of the truth would come out strongly against their film. Weiner's suggestion that Governor Palin's aides should keep their mouths shut since they haven't seen Game Change is laughable, a lame attempt to silence the opposition, and another scheme to pull the wool over the American people's eyes. The trailers alone give reason to totally reject and aggressively denounce the movie as a work of sick fiction. In fact, the language used to denounce the film didn't go far enough in its description of Game Change. "Sick" is too kind.
Thankfully, there are those who are interested in truth. Mr L of Mr. L's Tavern encourages people to turn off HBO (Why bother even turning it on--ever?) on March 10th and turn on the Reelz Channel March 11th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern to see The Undefeated. He writes:
By now, those who subscribe to HBO have seen the trailer for the upcoming original movie Game Change. The film is based on a book by the same name. The players involved in the making of Game Change have been exposed as Obama supporters and financial donors. The sources used in the book and film are unsupported and unidentified. The film’s portrayal of Gov. Palin has been panned by former agenda-less McCain aides as pure fiction. Please read the articles linked below and be sure to pass this along to your friends and family.
Let’s all turn off HBO and tune into REELZ on March 11 for the television premier of The Undefeated to know the real story of Sarah Palin.
I applaud the Governor and her staff members for refusing to allow Hollywood, the media, Steve Schmidt, and Nicolle Wallace to recreate history. Governor Palin's actual history is highlighted with accuracy in Stephen Bannon's The Undefeated. Individuals who are interested in fact over fiction should be sure to watch it--and learn exactly why Senator McCain chose her to help him change the game in 2008.