Skip to comments.Palin's Secret Weapon: New Film to Premiere in June (Campaign prelude?)
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.
"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 ...
You have to be one of the most dishonest posters at FR.
Once again, too clueless to get it I see - Conservatism is for everyone.
Go SARAH! Madame President, American’s PATRIOT! The Voice of Conservatism.
Give it a rest; you’ve already made a fool of yourself; this is a political site, remember?
This is just icky.
Damned if she does, and damned if she doesn't, eh?
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.
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)?
Obama could use that same logic. But it is wrong.
In other words, you didn’t read the article. The film has a=to do with a lot more than that one decision.
Now 26:4 in favor.
Is this an internet film or do you have to pay to see it?
So I guess we should just give Obama a second term then.
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?).
And you know all of this from direct personal contact???
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.
Sure you didn’t...
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