A RedState Blog Winger Loves the new Palin Propaganda Film and Feels Shame for not loving her more before Viewing It:
In short, the execution of this film is excellent.
But what had me and my wife blown away by the time it was over, was the avalanche of information and perspectives that had been hidden from us over the years. As I would like for you to listen to my interview with Steve, I will not get into the substance of what caused the change. I want you to hear it for yourself.
I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.
Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the tv. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
As Breitbart points out in the film, the greatest shame is that while this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen. For me to buy into the media template and not defend someone who’s only offense was being a conservative, is the absolute antithesis of what I stand for, and something that I shall never allow to happen again.
I urge you to see this film when it hits theaters tomorrow. And I urge you to put aside your preconceptions about who this woman is. You don’t have to think she should be the next president to believe that the way she has been presented, even by conservatives, has been completely wrong.
I think I’ll pass on the film. Frankly I am surprised that it was ever made and that she didn’t quit and walk away half way through the filming.
But don’t blame us for the demise of the Wasilla Wingnut and don’t blame yourself either, Winger. It ain’t your fault – Sarah is who she is. If anyone, other than Sarah, is responsible for the fall of Sarah Palin, it is John McCain. She was not ready for prime time when he picked her as his running mate thus plucking her from obscurity. Anyone (think Sarah) who supported going to war with Russia in order to support the half crazed basket case running the Republic of Georgia was clearly unqualified to be nominated for VP. For crying out loud she’d be able to see the war from her front porch. Not a good idea there.
McCain wanted someone of this character and judgment to be a heart beat away from the Presidency. That was a sad joke that Poor Sarah couldn’t recover from. The real person responsible for the victimization of Poor Sarah has to be John McCain. Shame on McCain.