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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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Game on!
1 posted on 05/24/2011 6:44:20 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Dengar01; CyberAnt; libbylu; gymbeau; JerseyDvl; Absolutely Nobama; Aroostook25; taildragger; ...
(((((PING)))))
2 posted on 05/24/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
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 unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

3 posted on 05/24/2011 6:45:20 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

AWESOME am SO excited to see this film


4 posted on 05/24/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
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.

This is so not an issue.

How many terms did Obama serve in the US Senate? How many days into his SINGLE term did he wait before announcing his candidacy for the Oval Office?

Don't let the Left dictate the questions and scandals of the campaign or debates.

Make all candidates answer the SAME questions, hit Obama on these same subjects.

5 posted on 05/24/2011 6:49:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx
Thanks for the ping, I am dying for Sarah to get in this race and get rid of the stupid RINOS!!!

I don't care what the media says about her negatives. If I'm still paying $5.00 gas and unemployment is still above 9% he is gone.

We've had the worst tornado in HISTORY and Bozo says, "I'll be there Sunday!"

Thanks, Mr. President, I'm glad you can enjoy your time overseas while OUR people are suffering here in the heartland.

6 posted on 05/24/2011 6:50:30 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2724629/posts


7 posted on 05/24/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

wow... (nothing follows)


8 posted on 05/24/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
God, I want to like Palin. But the more I learn, like this, is of someone who is constantly self-absorbed...much like Obama (only with better politics). No thank you. I've served under leadership with such qualities. Never good when the sh*t hits the fan. Very rarely ever good under pressure.

pardon the expression and it likely will come off wrong on this forum. But this movie. One word, Gay (for those DR will get what I'm saying).

9 posted on 05/24/2011 6:53:06 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
She's Running!


10 posted on 05/24/2011 6:53:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ASA Vet

I love that post. Everytime.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 6:54:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

"We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.
So now he’s shouting all aboard the bullet train to bankruptcy. The 2012 election begins here.
We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mr. President, game on!”
- Sarah Palin Madison, Wisconsin. April 16, 2011.

12 posted on 05/24/2011 6:55:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: SevenMinusOne

Put some Kotex on that, OK?


13 posted on 05/24/2011 6:56:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: SevenMinusOne

The media has been absorbed with her - can’t you even get that straight!


14 posted on 05/24/2011 6:56:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SevenMinusOne

This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment,” What’s wrong with rallying the troops? what’s wrong with taken the fight not only to Obama but against the RINO’s? sheesh!!


15 posted on 05/24/2011 6:58:01 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SevenMinusOne
I have never seen you do anything but knock Sarah Palin. At least tell the truth.
16 posted on 05/24/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: editor-surveyor
:)
17 posted on 05/24/2011 6:58:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: editor-surveyor

This women wants a movie (a movie!) made about a ‘tough’ decision she had to make. And wants it to help try and convince people she made the right one? She can’t do this herself, on her own. She wants a movie to support her. Again, self-absored, weak, much like Obama (only her politics are better).


18 posted on 05/24/2011 6:59:35 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: a fool in paradise

Better yet is to copy Reagan and stay on point and don’t let up on your attacks on big government and the liberals and the honor and privilege of being a freedom-loving American. Keep shining the light on the liberals - watch them skitter away into their dark corners like cockroaches. Reagan kept at it until people were actually ashamed to be called “liberal” and Americans were proud to be called Americans


19 posted on 05/24/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: bwc2221

It’s you that needs to be truthful. You can search my name and there are plenty of times I’ve come to her defense/or supported her ideas on this or that. Plenty of times I’ve supported her and loved the way she takes it to the media and have said so.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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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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To: SevenMinusOne

You sure are doing a lot of trash talking about a movie you haven’t seen yet.

But you expect us to believe you are unbiased?

Why not wait till the movie comes out.
I’ll buy you a ticket....


41 posted on 05/24/2011 7:25:29 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Damned if she does, and damned if she doesn't, eh?

Agreed!

The PDS'ers are really a strange lot...

42 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Wow. Sounds like she’s running!

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Vote for Scotty. Make the libs heads explode!!!

He’s an exceptionally talented 17 year old
conservative Christian.

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43 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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I just knew the trolls would be out in force (like clockwork) to either snipe or go pish-posh-pashaw at ANYTHING pro-Palin. Hey trolls, this film is not for you, it’s for those who are fans, those who have some sort curiosity, and those who can be persuaded.

It’s about messaging, politics and imaging, and you act surprised by this? Either you’re a troll-hack, jilted, or a neophyte.


44 posted on 05/24/2011 7:27:06 PM PDT by ak267
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To: SevenMinusOne
God, I want to like Palin.

Bull. Your history belies any such desire.

But the more I learn, like this, is of someone who is constantly self-absorbed...much like Obama (only with better politics).

If you want to run for President then you have to put a game plan. In Sarah's case she has to attempt valid methods to counter the media hit squads active in the last three years. (The Alaska reality show was a very good choice too.)

No thank you. I've served under leadership with such qualities. Never good when the sh*t hits the fan. Very rarely ever good under pressure.

You list no proof of Sarah wilting when "sh*t hits the fan" as you claim.

pardon the expression and it likely will come off wrong on this forum. But this movie. One word, Gay (for those DR will get what I'm saying).

Now talk about a ridiculous assertion. The movie hasn't even been released yet so you have absolutely no facts of which to come to such a conclusion. Your rant is so similar to what I see put out by liberals on various MSM comment boards - all angry sizzle but no meat.

45 posted on 05/24/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: SevenMinusOne

I’ll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution, Justice and American Exceptionalism.

I’ll be voting for the country that I love, for it’s future and the future of my loved ones. I’ll be voting for a leader who has never lied to me, one that loves her country over self and one that truly believes in our rich history and our greatness.

I’ll be voting for a lady that knows Jesus and talks to God and isn’t one bit embarrassed to talk about it.

I’ll be voting for a lady that respects the sanctity of life, loves Freedom and Liberty and one that would be the president for all of America. The old, the young and even the unborn.

I want a president with conviction, strength and courage... one with fight and fire within her.......she has it.

I want a president that loves and respects our folks in the military and their families... she does.

I want a president that believes in protecting our country with strength, not bows. She will.

I could go on all day......

I’ll be voting for Sarah Palin, the next President of the United States of America.

Now you, you may vote for anyone you want. AND, you may choose to continue to be an expert on what’s “gay”.


46 posted on 05/24/2011 7:31:16 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: SevenMinusOne
This women wants a movie (a movie!) made about a ‘tough’ decision she had to make. And wants it to help try and convince people she made the right one? She can’t do this herself, on her own. She wants a movie to support her. Again, self-absored, weak, much like Obama (only her politics are better).

We should just let Katie Couric, SNL, and David Lettermen define her. [/s]
47 posted on 05/24/2011 7:33:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: editor-surveyor

LOL


48 posted on 05/24/2011 7:38:33 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: SevenMinusOne

You’re a troll and you should be banned from FR. I eagerly await the day that the viking kitties come for you.

I don’t mean that personally. Have a nice day.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 7:39:45 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: MountainDad
The PDS'ers are really a strange lot...

Yep, the entire stinken posse was here before the 40th post. That has to be a record.
50 posted on 05/24/2011 7:40:31 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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