Sarah Palin’s political action committee is out with a new web video fighting back against Game Change, the upcoming HBO movie about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign.
The video, “Game Change We Can Believe In,” is a fawning 2-minute montage of Palin’s White House bid, including generous clips of her rousing convention speech and packed campaign rallies. Bill Clinton even makes a cameo, praising Palin as “gutsy” in a 2008 interview.
Notably, the video features several clips of John McCain’s 2008 campaign strategist Steve Schmidt heaping praise on Palin. Schmidt, played by Woody Harrelson in the movie, has been a favourite target of Palin supporters since he said he regretted tapping the former Alaska Governor for the VP job.
The ad is part of an ongoing effort by Palin’s supporters and advisors to discredit Game Change. In a email unveiling the new video, SarahPAC called on HBO to add a disclaimer that the movie is a work of fiction.
We haven’t seen the movie, but the new video helped remind us how Sarah Palin came to be Sarah Palin. Before her recent fade into political obscurity, the Mama Grizzly was definitely a force of nature. Even Joe Biden couldn’t resist her charm.
Watch the video below:
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