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Palin's Secret Weapon: New Film to Premiere in June (Campaign prelude?)
Real Clear Politics ^ | May 24, 2011 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 05/24/2011 6:44:15 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Shortly after Republicans swept last November to a historic victory in which Sarah Palin was credited with playing a central role, 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.

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"This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment," Bannon told RealClearPolitics.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012; bannon; palin; quitter; rebeccamansour; sarahpalin; stephenbannon; theundefeated
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To: SevenMinusOne

You have to be one of the most dishonest posters at FR.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 7:01:35 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SevenMinusOne

Once again, too clueless to get it I see - Conservatism is for everyone.

Go SARAH! Madame President, American’s PATRIOT! The Voice of Conservatism.


22 posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SevenMinusOne

Give it a rest; you’ve already made a fool of yourself; this is a political site, remember?


23 posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: SevenMinusOne

Agreed.

This is just icky.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SevenMinusOne
Every time I have seen you on a Palin post you have done nothing but trash her.
25 posted on 05/24/2011 7:03:25 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SevenMinusOne
Again, self-absored, weak, much like Obama (only her politics are better).

Damned if she does, and damned if she doesn't, eh?

26 posted on 05/24/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bigtigermike

This movie doesn’t sound to me like a rallying of the troops. Nor like one of the great RGA ads that they have been putting out each month (that are directly geared toward rallying the base, and done so very well). This seems to be a movie about defending herself and her Governor decision. It seems to be a movie about her, not so much America or our base.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 7:04:45 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Obama could use that same logic. But’s wrong.
28 posted on 05/24/2011 7:05:37 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: SevenMinusOne

Maybe so. I don’t know. Maybe you don’t either. You got someone better in mind? Who? Maybe Cain? Maybe. But I’d like to him and Palin together on this thing. Who’s your guy (or gal)?


29 posted on 05/24/2011 7:06:06 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SevenMinusOne

That is....

Obama could use that same logic. But it is wrong.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 7:06:06 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: SevenMinusOne

In other words, you didn’t read the article. The film has a=to do with a lot more than that one decision.


31 posted on 05/24/2011 7:07:04 PM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: kevkrom
No. Mrs Palin wanted the movie made in regard to her decision. Made to support her in that regard. That a director is taking liberties into possibly pushing more than just that...speaks to the director of the film. Not to Mrs. Palin. She wanted it made in regard to “her” and her tough Governor decision.
32 posted on 05/24/2011 7:09:43 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: RedMDer

Now 26:4 in favor.


33 posted on 05/24/2011 7:10:15 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Is this an internet film or do you have to pay to see it?


34 posted on 05/24/2011 7:10:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SevenMinusOne

So I guess we should just give Obama a second term then.


35 posted on 05/24/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT by stratman1969
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To: SevenMinusOne

I at least have the intellectual honesty to wait and SEE THE MOVIE.

You are blathering in a cloud of ignorance (or maybe you DID see the movie?).


36 posted on 05/24/2011 7:12:32 PM PDT by BillM
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To: SevenMinusOne

And you know all of this from direct personal contact???


37 posted on 05/24/2011 7:14:15 PM PDT by BillM
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To: stratman1969

Yeah. That’s what I’m suggesting (Thank God I was not Down Range with to many people with your type mindset). I don’t mean that personally. Best regards.


38 posted on 05/24/2011 7:14:47 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: SevenMinusOne

Sure you didn’t...


39 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT by stratman1969
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To: All

FaceBook Numbers 5-24-2011 (9:04 PM CST)

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40 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:52 PM PDT by ak267
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