Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Called 'Unengaged,' 'Frustrating' in Another New Documentary
Posted on 06/27/2011 3:41:38 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
ABC News Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports:
While a cinematic love letter to Sarah Palin is set to debut in Iowa Tuesday night, a more critical film about the former Alaska governor is in the works.
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield is shopping a documentary that examines Palin's life and rise to prominence through interviews with her parents, friends, colleagues such as ex-legislative director John Bitney, ex-Senate president Lyda Green, ex brother-in-law Mike Wooten and many more.
In a preview clip from the film, Bitney and Green bemoan Palins habit of using her Blackberry during meetings.
It was frustrating at times to set up a meeting with legislative leadership to talk about a piece of legislation or a bill or an issue or something that needed to be worked out, and the whole time, she would be doing this, Bitney says, motioning his thumbs as if using a Blackberry. He adds that Palin was just very unengaged in the conversation and often, she wasnt listening.
Green echoes his sentiments.
I never felt that Sarah was ever connected to the business in the building, going around the Capitol, she says. She generally had her two Blackberries and was texting most of the time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the as yet untitled film is screening for buyers this week in Los Angeles and may premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
Stephen K. Bannons The Undefeated, which premieres in Iowa Tuesday and rolls out nationwide July 15, also chronicles Palins life and political rise through interviews with those close to her, but takes a staunchly pro-Palin stance.
Broomfield is known for documentaries that offer unconventional takes on famous subjects, including 1998's Kurt & Courtney, which asked if Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide was really a murder.
Interview a bunch of "exes" and you get some unflattering comments.
Goooolly! Yet another Palin hit piece that ABC is estatic about publicizing! Surprise surprise!
Goooolly! Yet another Palin hit piece that ABC is estatic about publicizing! Surprise surprise!
Awwwwww, is Sarah not playing the game the way the media demands? Thats not FAIR! LOL
Shes driving them mental.
Too bad the emails contradict the movie. Talk about bad timing!
My wife plays Brick-Breaker during important conversations. She says it helps her focus.
Perhaps Sarah is dong the same thing. I'm sure those meetings were quite boring anyway.
“In a preview clip from the film, Bitney and Green bemoan Palins habit of using her Blackberry during meetings.”
It’s called “multi-tasking” and very intelligent people usually do it. It does not surprise me that Palin is a multi-tasker.
LMAO!!!! These filth are just getting warmed up. Seems like they have no doubt that she'll be running in 2012. Bring your worst, weasel-piggies. She's going to steamroll the whole putrid glot of these scumbags, and not even slow down.
The media finds her frustrating because she won’t stand still and let them bore-sight everything they’ve got onto her.
Oh really now? So now he's a mindreader.
Example: During my (not very long ago) days at IBM, I was in Worldwide Marketing for High Performance Computing. For about 2-3 years of that multi-year role, I had the pleasure of working for a young lady I'll simply refer to as Wendy.
Wendy is actually the daughter of Jimmy Page (yes, THE Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame). She's tiny, loooooong platinum blonde hair, big blue eyes, and a southern belle accent that would melt the hardest of hard-cases. Always dripping in diamonds.
We traveled together a fair amount on business and were in countless meetings together. She'd flit into the room....and you could immediately read the faces around the room; those who didn't know her ("..oh brother; guess we see how SHE got promoted..."). They would proceed to treat her like a total bimbo the entire meeting.
The whole meeting........Wendy would sit at her little laptop and type-type-type away as others spoke. Nonstop. Rarely looking up; maybe a little nod and an "um-hmm" of an acknowledgement.
Of course, I loved it; hard to contain my laughter. See, Wendy has six college degrees....count 'em, six.....one of which is a BS in Electrical Engineering; one of which is an MBA. Freakin' brilliant.
Near the end of every meeting, this little distracted, platinum blonde cutie "bimbo"....would take over. She was capturing and analyzing EVERYTHING on the fly on that laptop. She would very politely but firmly ask questions, get clarifications, state her/our position....I mean she'd take 'em apart in the NICEST way.
Again, I saw this so many times it was always SO hard for me to keep a straight face. :)
Point is.....don't judge that pretty female book by its cover, and sure as hell don't think you can pretend to know what they are or aren't hearing, digesting, understanding, digesting, planning as they type....on a laptop or a Blackberry.
Dewey will defeat Truman and she is unelectable.
You are right. The world is full of too many mindreaders and as your example shows, a person can be very engaged contrary to superficial appearances. But I'll agree with the frustrating part of the title. It is frustrating to have a meeting while the head person is giving the appearance of not caring. Some would say it is rudeness.
Oh I’m sure the media will be a lot less happy when Palin takes the gloves off and ‘engages’ them ;)
Careful what ya’ wish for boys, cuz’ y’all gonna’ regret it.
Why haven’t we seen one of barry. Barry who?
He already did. I saw it in the paper.
Her accomplishments in Alaska prove she was VERY engaged.
'PDS'..The true story of how an Alaskan patriot won the battle against barking moonbats.
The long knives are out.
I believe it was John Bitney who was dismissed supposedly because of poor job performance but in reality because he lied to Sarah about his affair with the wife of one of the Palin’s closest friends.
With all due respect, yet another misconception.
Never assume that the highest “rank” in the room (and believe me, she wasn’t always) is the “head person” in the meeting. That falls on the person/people who CALLED the meeting and set the agenda, period.
Yep, same in law school. Multitaksers just take lesser intellects by surprise because the slow kids think, “if I can’t do that, then no one could do that,” but the fast kids can.
So yeah, this movie sounds really devastating so far /sarc.
Bunch of whiney slow kids complaining about not getting enough attention from the fast kid. Hmmm. I sense a theme developing here, ex this, ex that. I wonder if the slowness and the ex-ness are related ....
How about The Unfunded? Has a nice Palinesque rip-off ring to it. Better check with Me-too from Waterloo first though, she might have dibs.
HA..HA....you figured out the disarming ability of many women!!!!
Just because these dip wads did not think she was listening to their BS does not mean that she was not. She assesses, and dismisses. HAH!
Toss up for most ridiculous: The reliance on a disgruntled “ex brother in law” or complaints about someone using their blackberry during meetings. Now there’s a new one! /s The entire Earth is addicted to Blackberries/Androids/Iphones, etc.
The same media that trashes Palin told us obama was a genius...
Palin Derangement Syndrome hits the film producing world.
I think that one should be done on Barrak Hussein Obama.
The nature of the PDSer
In a time not so very long ago, a man of logic, reason and rationality, upset by the injustice of the mindless and their baseless attacks upon his candidate of choice, did undertake a quest to discover the nature of the PDSer.
And so did the man travel to the far corners of the Earth, for in his travels he could find no wisdom, nor wise man, to satisfactorily explain the root cause of Palin Derangement Syndrome, nor its effect on those so smitten. It was not until a chance encounter with a Zen Master high atop a remote mountain in Tibet that our hero found his answer.
To discover the nature of the PDSer, said the Zen Master, One must understand the logic of why the sky is yellow.
Confused by the sage words of the old wise man, our hero listened intently as the knowledge of the ages sprung forth from his old and weathered lips...
To discover the nature of the PDSer, One must understand the fact that dogs meow and cats bark at passing cars.
To discover the nature of the PDSer, One must understand the reason why the sun shines brightly in the night sky.
For what seemed like hours the Zen Master spoke thusly until finally our hero looked upon him and said Master, dogs do not meow, nor cats bark. The sky is not yellow but blue and the sun shines in it by day, not by night. To spout such nonsense is neither logical, nor rational, nor factual. In fact, youd have to be nuts to believe any of that!
And so did our hero gain enlightenment into the nature of the PDSer.
And that Lydia Green person was an opponent in the Republican CBC (Corrupt Bastard Club) that has been engaged in trashing her for years.
If you’ve ever seen her, you’d understand that she is one of those narrow-minded, gossipy, insecure old shrews like Peach in Lonesome Dove.
Wow - ABC just can’t let it go.
What a bunch of losers.
Note that they are adverising (and repeating the hit amd run material) something that isn’t even sold yet -
They will do ANYTHING to smear Palin.
Glad they’re frustrated, they should be.
The writer is a staffer at HuffPo who writes of Kanye West and about pop culture.
More teeny bopper PC Lib vomit.
In the case of a PDSer it’s the sound of one mouth crapping ;)
BTW, what happened to your grand fishing expedition for dirt?
Now you're complaining she's multitasking?
"L" is for "Democrat."
LOL.......and after 27 years in the business world, I can tell you with authority that women are much, MUCH better at this than men. Must be a genetic thing. :)
Here, let me give it a shot:
A friend of mine, a West Point Army O-6, worked for Petraeus for a few months in Afghanistan.
Supposedly, Petraeus will sit in a Humvee with two laptops (satellite connections) one or two secure smartphones, working on all of the devices, all while conducting a meeting among his staff.
My friend said that the only way to conduct yourself is to imagine that he is looking straight into your eyes and nothing else exists. No laptop, no phone, nothing.
Otherwise, he will pounce on you like a tiger and transfer you out if it happens a second time.
That’s tho keyboards today dangit! ;)
Multi-tasking skills....I went to school full time, worked full time (and was continually promoted)....was raising a son (divorced) .... most of those around me had no idea.... I KNOW how it works....
My impression from the book, if he’s who I think he is, is that she had much the same impression of him.
We haven’t seen one because to be an executive that people complain about, you have to be an executive...:)
Keep it up, Wankers.
Their PDS will only help elect her. I know a number of people that were politically indifferent. After all the attacks, they are now very engaged in the political process and Palin supporters.
I imagine many Freepers have a similar story.