Pre-ONT Open Thread: Democratic Plan for Post-Debt Bomb America | Main | President Obama’s top ten insults against Britain [ArthurK]
May 24, 2011

Oh Boy: Palin Rolling Out Feature Length Film Extolling Her Brief Governorship, Putting Gloss on Resignation, In... June

And it premiers in Iowa.

[T]the former Alaska governor pulled aside her close aide, Rebecca Mansour, to discuss a hush-hush assignment: Reach out to conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon with a request. Ask him if he would make a series of videos extolling Palin's governorship and laying to rest lingering questions about her controversial decision to resign from office with a year-and-a-half left in her first term. It was this abdication, Palin knew, that had made her damaged goods in the eyes of some Republicans who once were eager to get behind her potential 2012 presidential campaign.

The response was more positive than Palin could have hoped for. He'd make a feature-length movie, Bannon told Mansour, and he insisted upon taking complete control and financing it himself -- to the tune of $1 million.


The fruits of that initial conversation are now complete. The result is a two-hour-long, sweeping epic, a rough cut of which Bannon screened privately for Sarah and Todd Palin last Wednesday in Arizona, where Alaska's most famous couple has been rumored to have purchased a new home. When it premieres in Iowa next month, the film is poised to serve as a galvanizing prelude to Palin's prospective presidential campaign -- an unconventional reintroduction to the nation that she and her political team have spent months eagerly anticipating, even as Beltway Republicans have largely concluded that she won't run.

Bannon, a former naval officer and ex-Goldman Sachs banker, sees his documentary as the first step in Palin's effort to rebuild her image in the eyes of voters who may have soured on her, yet might reconsider if old caricatures begin to fade. The film will also appeal to staunch Palin supporters who have long celebrated her biting rhetoric and conservative populism yet know little about her record in Alaska and have perhaps written her off as presidential material.

Kind of speechless. She's doing this extremely late, with as little support as she's ever had.

I honestly do not understand how she imagines she can win continuing to play only to the 15% of the country that actively seek out Palin-brand media.

ONT... is below, for now.


digg this
posted by Ace at 09:39 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Cicero (@cicero): "What if there were a NO-NT tonight? Mind. Blown ..."

Insomniac: "Tis an ill wind that brings no ONT. ..."

Cheriebebe: "The cons are just messing with us! Oooo maybe it ..."

Castor Canadensis: ""And now over to Castor Canadensis for sports! Cas ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " Jimmy Castor Bunch ..."

SMOD: "Came across this on LinkedIn ... The recruiter ..."

Little Larry Sellers: "Jonah Goldberg is a first class douche weasel. ..."

Skandia Recluse - Not Woke atall: "*poke* *poke* 'Yep, it's broke.' ..."

JoeF.: "Shaun King= Martin Luther Cream= Thurgood Marshmel ..."

Deplorable Ian Galt: "What if there were a NO-NT tonight?Mind. Blown. ..."

rickl: "[i]342 Maybe there are two sides that just can' ..."

LCMS Rulz!: "Semi-lurker, have occasionally commented under my ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64