Skip to comments.Think You Know Sarah Palin? Think Again
Posted on 06/06/2011 5:11:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
Sarah Palin is one of the most media-saturated figures today, as filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon of the new film The Undefeated points out. Yet, watching the film, the details about the ex-governor that have remained unknown to the lower 48 will stun the viewer.
The film itself has an interesting origin. The Palin team approached Bannon after the 2010 election about a film, but he wasnt interested in the short video project they mentioned. Bannon decided to do a film that the Palin team had no editorial control over, although they did help him gain access to several key players from her time in Alaska. For those wondering whether Team Sarah wanted The Undefeated to come out in conjunction with some sort of presidential buzz, Bannon says that the team never expressed interest in or exerted any pressure on a movie release date.
Though the film production timeline was not, it appears, done with any kind of presidential 2012 campaign in mind, it is capable of giving people a second impression of Palin and one that could prove useful in a 2012 discussion, because its a documentary based on facts that show the governor as an astute leader and a smart woman, unlike how she has been portrayed for the better part of three years. Bannon himself is a Harvard grad and was impressed with how Palin governed the state. He also said even some liberals in the entertainment industry are garnering a great appreciation for her as a person of substance.
Maybe thats because The Undefeated takes the better part of two hours to highlight something that many people have glossed over Sarah Palins legislative accomplishments.
Americans hear the generic, cliché phrases about how Palin cleaned up the good old boys network in Alaska and improved the states energy infrastructure. But this movie gives you the facts and details reasons behind those clichés it draws heavily on interviews from those who knew Alaska best, newspaper clippings and TV coverage of her time as an elected Alaskan official, and it is sewn together by narration from Palin herself that the director borrowed from audio of her book, Going Rogue.
As governor, Palin actually did comb through the Alaskan budget line by line and powerfully wielded the veto pen. She implemented important reforms to Alaskas oil industry and pressured Exxon to start drilling again in Point Thomson after holding leasing on the land for years. The film includes an old TV report about the businesses that came to Wasilla thanks to its new pro-business atmosphere, fostered by Palin. And, unlike the Democrats who talk a big game about taking on Big Oil, Palin actually took on Big Oil with a tenacity that should make her Nancy Pelosis hero, releasing the stranglehold that those companies had on the oil resources and industry in her state. She didnt stand for corruption in the Alaskan government her ethical stance, in fact, was a key factor in the popularity that allowed her to run for governor.
What did her critics do? They responded by calling her a Spice Girl or some variation of Nordstrom girl and this was back during her Wasilla days, way before the national media ever began launching torpedoes her way. Palins response? She won re-election as mayor of Wasilla with about 75 percent of the vote. She had an over 80 percent approval rating as governor.
Its the sentiment of Bannons movie: think again before you underestimate Sarah Palin.
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
She had an over 80 percent approval rating as governor. -—
The corrupt media and slimey Democrats and ‘stars’, have done an effective character assassination on her.
When is the latest she can announce to enter the NH primary. I don’t thin she wins IOWA because she, unlike the other sheep, says no to ethanol subsidies.
Barry Sotero is a pencil-necked Mickey from Nairobi - the precise details and actual identities of his - um - provenance - may never be known.
So...Dick Morris, Tokyo Rove, juan williams, all talking heads on CNN, MSNBC, ABC and FOX. Go ahead. Keep it up. But know this. You're wrong. Dead wrong.
I recently heard numerous Republicans including my mother, insisting how stupid she is.
That being said, Reagan was insulted and castigated the same way. One day he was a dangerous warmonger and the next he was a slobbering idiot who took naps in between inventing AIDS and starving poor people.
She has done well. Sarah is just starting to fight.
Should she run and should she win in a landslide, the Lame Stream Media, the slimey democRats and ‘stars’ Will have to be committed to an insane asylum
Add Karl Rove to the list of lying operatives trying to discredit her
Any rational thinking person who watches her at a rally; or in a debate taking apart our Rino’s or the Teleprompter Messiah, will lose that “she’s stupid” notion toot sweet.
Sarah Palin reminds me in some respects of what happens when a person foolishly attempts to work with some types of steel.
They are attacking her like an idiot with a portable drill without oil on the bit, the more they try to drill the hotter the steel gets and thus hardening it and then the drilling stops because the drill is ruined.
Or like trying to force a steel threading tap too fast and it breaks off in the hole, at that point you are stuck with trying to remove a broken piece of high strength tool steel that resists almost anything thrown at it.
Yes Sarah Palin is most definitely tool grade steel, she has been folded, heat treated and machined to work with precision.
Eventually those that hate her will be like the proverbial room of a thousand monkey’s that given enough time can eventually perform a miracle. But for now all they do is chitter away and fling their feces upon her.
But who is in the cage and who has the freedom?
Bingo! The best thing Sarah can do is to campaign, that’s the best remedy. Once she do that, the media narratives will start to collapse, book it
Gotta see this movie.
Anybody know if this will be on DVD or something so we can see it?
Remember, she will not only have to beat Obama but also the entrenched “Good ol’ Boys” in the RNC. I believe that she can do it! President Palin, 2012.
And with her bus tour, she is returning the favor...in spades (and reversing the publics opinion of her). "The media" is coming off looking like the fools they are.
I thought Cain and Pawlenty have also both said no to subsidies...
This should be her campaign slogan: "Palin 2012. Ineluctable. Look it up."
It’s like when you’re trying to assemble a rifle bolt by hand and you have the main spring pushed on and compressed, and you turn around to look for the keeper pin and your finger slips off the spring. All that compressed energy released at once is a (sometimes painful) wonder to behold.
Thanks very much!
I’m dying to see it!
She’ll win Iowa.
Just like she did in Alaska, she will cut the GOP off from the gravy train and they know it. In politics, you do not attack what you do not fear.
What kind of President would we rather have. One that is scrutinized and in turn, wants to do the very best job possible, or a lazy moron wandering about vacationing and playing who is lauded while accomplishing nothing?
They are blinded to all other accomplishments, a woman who did it on her own, no ivy league school, no powerful father, no powerful husband to carry her to the position of Governor.
Karl Rove....aka...Tokyo Rove....already on list; in fact, damn near the top.
Yes, she made a huge mistake by going into the Katie Couric interview thinking it was friendly. After all, they had both worked their way to the top in male dominated fields and Sarah was led to believe it would be a friendly interview. She won't make the mistake again.
“Should she run and should she win in a landslide, the Lame Stream Media, the slimey democRats and stars Will have to be committed to an insane asylum”
I’m hoping so. I just had a huge argument with an old ( and very liberal ) friend where I was called an “ideological zombie” for being a Palin supporter. She certainly drives the left completely crazy. :-/
I hope somebody is keeping a list of all those journolist scumbags, Progressive losers, RINO Republicans and assorted Dems who are trying with all their energy to savage Sarah. (Their effort isn’t working, but it is revealing.)
We might need that list one of these days. Then we might need to start crossing names off that list.
Pawlenty is saying that NOW.....he mandated them when governer though... talk the talk does not = walk the walk
incapable of being evaded; inescapable: an ineluctable destiny.
Yep, that's our Sarah!
The one thing I fear because it might throw her off a bit is McCain turning against her. She had better be prepared for that possibility.