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'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)
Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin.

The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify.

Two of those sources have been revealed, according to the Los Angeles Times, as Steve Schmidt and Nichole Wallace, John McCain campaign operatives widely regarded as being responsible for McCain's defeat in 2008. The suspicion is Schmidt and Wallace are attempting to shift the blame for the debacle on Palin. The movie excises the Palin story from the book and then adds to it.

For instance, the movie makes the claim Palin did not know the Queen of England does not have governing power, which resides in the prime minister. But Big Hollywood reports an interview Palin had at the time on the Sean Hannity show in which she expresses her great admiration for Margaret Thatcher, who was the prime minister of Great Britain.

The movie also depicts Palin having a nervous breakdown during the campaign. But as Palin's trip director Jason Recher notes, there was no breakdown. It didn't happen. HBO just made it up....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
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Schmidt joined the Bush administration as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2004, he was a member of the senior strategic planning group, led by White House adviser Karl Rove, that ran President George W. Bush's re-election campaign; Schmidt oversaw the reelection "war room"....
In 2006, Schmidt left the White House to become the campaign manager in the re-election campaign for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Schmidt voiced his support for gay rights at meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group. He said: "I just wanted to take a second to come by and pay my respect and the campaign's respect to your organization and to your group. Your organization is an important one in the fabric of our party."
Schmidt said about his lesbian sister and her life partner: "On a personal level, my sister and her partner are an important part of my life and our children's life. I admire your group and your organization and I encourage you to keep fighting for what you believe in because the day is going to come."

McCain vet Charlie Black: Nicolle Wallace's Palin claim 'bizarre'

Flashback, Oct. 25th: "These people are going to try and shred her after the campaign to divert blame from themselves"

1 posted on 02/22/2012 1:59:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states?"
- Barrack Hussein Obama
2 posted on 02/22/2012 2:02:23 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This “movie” was made because the left assumed Sarah would run for President, this was made so they could trash her in the assumption she would run. No one watches HBO anyway then far left kooks so really, no one else is going to give a crap about this disgusting film. Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Romneybots who from Day 1 were pissed that McCain did not pick Romney as his VP, from that instant they did everything in their power to destroy the campaign, and McCain did nothing to stop it

3 posted on 02/22/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Dittos on all you said!

Romney/McCain are equally disgusting!

4 posted on 02/22/2012 2:11:50 PM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As if Sarah Palin was capable of a nervous breakdown! (An old term, totally outdated as these boobs should know.)

No matter what they say, or print, or film, about Sarah, the dogs will bark and her caravan will move on.

5 posted on 02/22/2012 2:11:59 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: newfreep

“Romney/McCain are equally disgusting!”

Bingo! I’ve been shouting that for over 10 years.

6 posted on 02/22/2012 2:21:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Diogenesis
Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace have done as almost much damage to this country through their unbridled jealousy and hatred of Sarah Palin than Obama himself. And after the 2008 election, Wallace herself came out as an Obama supporter, while Schmidt attached himself to Team Romney.

McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

Nicolle Wallace: 'Heaven Forbid' Palin Becomes President

Nicolle Wallace: She is who we thought she was.

Jay Bookman Top McCain aide: We might have stripped Palin of office

Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?

McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

7 posted on 02/22/2012 2:22:21 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if it wasn’t for PALIN I wouldn’t have voted for mc cain.

8 posted on 02/22/2012 2:56:12 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tom Hanks and Ed Harris are executive producers for this piece of trash.

I keep saying that as long as people pay their hard earned cash to see Hollyweird movies and watch Hollyweird TV, we only support and encourage their liberal, perverted, corrupt lifestyle.

Let them have to cook their own meals, wash their own clothes, clean their own houses or mow their own lawns for a month (WITHOUT conservative dollars) and we’ll see how quickly the looney left in Hollyweird becomes the most conservative of conservatives!!

9 posted on 02/22/2012 3:23:38 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment

Gov Palin is going to be the next POTUS after a brokered convention. This movie is evidence that her enemies know it.

10 posted on 02/24/2012 11:34:06 PM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

A picture in my mind. Two elephants one obviously old, broken tusk, ragged ears and limping. the other a younger one with shiny tusks, a gleam in her eye and standing tall. Old GOP being shouldered aside by new GOP and her name is Sarah.

11 posted on 02/24/2012 11:42:16 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

As much as I love and respect Gov. Palin, I’m not sure that she will be the next POTUS. The press has done a LOT of damage with their smears of her and a LOT of people have bought into their lies.

Personally, I’d love to see her in the WH as the president, but I’m not ready to put my money where my heart is just yet. There are a lot of miles to go between now and November and a lot of stuff can (and probably will) happen!

12 posted on 02/25/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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