Sarah Palin movie is a ‘hopeless, sputtering jumble’

A first review of the new Sarah Palin movie by Stephen Bannon, from Kyle Smith of the New York Post – who just became a dues-paying member of the lamestream media:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offers a reporter a revised version of Paul Revere's ride. Associated Press

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offers a reporter a revised version of Paul Revere's ride. Associated Press

[I]ts tone is an excruciating combination of bombast and whining, it’s so outlandishly partisan that it makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln and its febrile rush of images — not excluding earthquakes, car wrecks, volcanic eruption and attacking Rottweilers — reminded me of the brainwash movie Alex is forced to sit through in “A Clockwork Orange.” Except no one came along to refresh my pupils with eyedrops.

I’d sooner have watched a Michael Moore movie.

Any Michael Moore movie.

Even “Canadian Bacon.”

If you’re hopeful (or worried) that this movie is the secret trigger for a Palin relaunch, don’t be. Even if you fixed the blaring soundtrack and took out all the symbols of the cataclysmic evil opposing Palin (barking dogs, disaster footage, a closeup of Rosie O’Donnell), you’d still be left with a hopeless sputtering jumble.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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67 comments Add your comment

Jeb

June 6th, 2011
10:07 am

god I hope she runs!

Dirty Dawg

June 6th, 2011
10:07 am

So Sarah Palin, The Movie, is a hopeless, sputtering, jumble…sounds like a documentary to me.

Monica

June 6th, 2011
10:12 am

This might be hard to hear but Sarah Palin actually has nothing to do with the film. She didn’t make it, she didn’t come up with the idea, it’s someone else’s movie. I know, that sucks..

Concerned Voter

June 6th, 2011
10:21 am

Anything written about Sarah Palin should be in the entertainment section of the news only. There is nothing politically valuable or intellectually stabe about news reports on her. She is a quitter-governonr, a reality show reject, and fodder for pundits everywhere. Is this really what anyone should want to represent our country? I am horrified when I think of the possibility of Ms. Palin attending summit meetings with heads of state or delivering the state of the union speech to Congress. Has America become as shallow as this? I pray not.

Sick of Republicans

June 6th, 2011
10:25 am

@Monica – but you can bet your last dollar Sarah Palin approved it – anything to get herself in the limelight; even bad grammar use; and her take on Paul Revere – thank God she isn’t a classroom teacher. She is an embarrassment to herself and this Country.

Mary

June 6th, 2011
10:34 am

If you do your homework, you will find that Miss Sarah did indeed hire Stephen K. Bannon to make the movie about her short stint as Governor of Alaska. She is promoting herself…as always.

KP

June 6th, 2011
10:34 am

@Monica 10:12

Actually the movie was approved and initiated by Sarah Palin and her team.

Two Koreas

June 6th, 2011
10:34 am

while being vetted for VP on GOP ticket, she didn’t know why there are two Koreas.

KTYBOFF

June 6th, 2011
10:37 am

You libs are in for the shock of YOUR lifetime!!!

Mike

June 6th, 2011
10:44 am

Palin is intimately involved in the movie. She does narration work, her parents supplied home movies and photos and some of her biggest allies are interviewed.

JWG

June 6th, 2011
10:51 am

“Is this really what anyone should want to represent our country?” So you are proud of electing a Community Organizing lawyer/professor who has never had a private-sector job, had no foreign policy experience, (and it shows), but gives a really good speech? (Provided the teleprompter runs ok.)

kevin

June 6th, 2011
10:58 am

JWG,

Say what you will about Obama, but he is been great foreign policy wise. His policies in Iraq and Afghanistan have been successful. Not to mention, getting Bin Laden. And, unlike the last president, he has the respect of the rest of the world.

Concerned Voter

June 6th, 2011
10:59 am

Yes, I’m very proud of President Obama. I think he’s doing well. No, I don’t always agree with what he says or does, but I do strongly approve of the integrity and dignity he brings to the office of the presidency. I simply cannot envision Sarah Palin as anything more than today’s television sound byte. Obama’s experience did prepare him for the White House.

DixieDemons

June 6th, 2011
11:01 am

Mrs. Palin has an excellent business model that is very profitable . She could literally pee on her fan base , tell them it is raining outside, sell them $ 100 umbrellas—— and laugh all the way to the bank like Mr. Limbaugh does. It is good work if you can get it.

Keith

June 6th, 2011
11:04 am

With all her flaws she is better than anyone the other government party can put on the ticket. As the Onion News showed in a hilarious fictitious poll, I WOULD vote for her just to see what happens- it probably wouldn’t be any worse than Bushama.

KZGUY

June 6th, 2011
11:09 am

Mrs. Palin will not run for any office again because no elected job pays enough. Fox news pays her a million dollars to babble about anything. As soon as she enters the race for President Fox stops paying her. She is out for the money and she has to keep her name in the news, for example her family vacation to historic sites paid for by her PAC. Palin is like an American Idol reject that will not take no for an answer.

Aquagirl

June 6th, 2011
11:09 am

You libs are in for the shock of YOUR lifetime!!!

Why? Is she an alien or something?

Booger Fling

June 6th, 2011
11:24 am

Doesn’t matter if she’s an alien. It’s been proven you don’t have to be a citizen to become president.

Gia D.

June 6th, 2011
11:27 am

No Aquagirl, transgender!

I want to smell like toilet paper

June 6th, 2011
11:32 am

Enter your comments here

I want to smell like toilet paper

June 6th, 2011
11:37 am

Two Koreas
June 6th, 2011
10:34 am

while being vetted for VP on GOP ticket, she didn’t know why there are two Koreas.

Not true. She knew, although her idea was WAY wrong. She thought that South Korea was for slavery.

I'm Real

June 6th, 2011
11:41 am

Hey Booger Fling, Try again…. That rumor has already been squashed! Ask the trumpster about the birth certificate! He may now have a different answer since the president slam dunked him 3 times in one week(Long form birth cert, Correspondence dinner, and killing bin laden).! LOL.Go back to the lab with that one man! The Pres. is a US citizen. So try again man!

Melie

June 6th, 2011
11:42 am

I feel that Sarah Palin needs to go and get her a real job, sit down, and stop embrassing herself. Someone is really fooling her about being a politician. I stand a better chance running for President or any other office. If people stop following her and encouraging her maybe she’ll go away. I wonder how can she raise her children being in the streets. Remember what happened with the other one?

President Trump

June 6th, 2011
11:46 am

Booger, my friend. Didn’t you hear. I forced Obama to present his birth certificate. He is a citizen. I’m so proud of myself.

not even wrong

June 6th, 2011
11:47 am

As a libertarian, the idea of this lady getting in to office is terrifying. Obama wants to tax me in to submission and she wants to strip away all freedoms that oppose her conservative viewpoint (abortion, drug legalization, etc.). The best we can hope for is her winning and the democrats holding power in Congress. Nothing getting done is better than either of these parties holding power.

not even wrong

June 6th, 2011
11:48 am

Correction: democrats gaining power in congress. This past year or so with a mixed partisan crowd has been a blessing.

I'm Real

June 6th, 2011
11:48 am

And While I’m at at. Sarah Palin is pure, unadulterated, unrated dumbness! She is about as smart as a screwdriver! LOL

I'm Real

June 6th, 2011
11:49 am

Pailn is gonna get her ass handed to her in the GOP debates if she does run. I can’t wait to see that one….LOL

AH

June 6th, 2011
11:52 am

Two Koreas: Obama didn’t know there were only 50 states in the Union.
Did you hear Obama pronounce the Marine Corps as the Marine Corpse? Do you realize that Obama can’t put a sentence together without a teleprompter?

Paul Revere

June 6th, 2011
11:54 am

Palin sanctioned the film. Gave it her approval. Or, I should say, her BLESSING. Plus, the film was screened for her and her looting hillbilly family. THEY LOVED IT. So, it’s disingenuous for her myrmidons to say: “She had nothing to do with it.” It’s crap. So is she. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go warn the British not to take ur guns!

Steve

June 6th, 2011
11:58 am

Half the press I see about her involves liberals worrying about how much press coverage she gets.

Question

June 6th, 2011
11:58 am

Has Obama actually raised taxes? We’re gridlocked as a government… Obama can’t raise taxes nor can he stop the oil companies from getting huge subsidies from our taxes. Meanwhile, I wonder how many net Americans GE hired last year while paying $0 in taxes. If you’re worried about an increase in personal taxes, then you should support corporations actually losing subsidies or paying a few hundred dollars in taxes. Surely, GE could afford a $500 tax payment without laying off an American worker.

Obvious

June 6th, 2011
12:03 pm

FOUR MORE……..

Bill

June 6th, 2011
12:22 pm

So – Obama got Bin Laden? I thought it was a Navy Sailor from Seal team six. Yes, the same Seal Team Six that Obomass tried to convict for “beating a terrorist” after the terrorist said they punched him in the stomach.

So Obamass has a great foriegn policy? Let’s review a few facts:

1. Dissed Poland and Eastern Europe when he cancelled the missle defense treaty
2. Gave away British Nuclear codes to the russians
3. Iran is closer than ever to having nukes
4. Starts a war in Libya – what about Syria – are they not treating their folks worse?
5. Has formally dissed Israel – another ally
6. Last month 33 kids of ours were killed in Afganistan – largest amount in any month – 1300 to date, 900 on his watch – great policy
7. China is kicking our ass all over the map
8. Paid for a gallon of gas lately?

Only a moron could like this moron

Marty

June 6th, 2011
12:32 pm

The German people didn’t take Hitler seriously a decade before they elected him. Never underestimate the dumb masses.

Road Scholar

June 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

Dirty Dawg: Sounds like one of her interviews! She is gifted! How can anyone string together so many catch phrases, labels, ideas, stories, her reality etc. and come up with a clear and concise thought? Oh, and for those who atteded Catholic Schools, please don’t try to diagram one of her sentences…alledged sentences!

Vince

June 6th, 2011
12:48 pm

“an excruciating combination of bombast and whining, it’s so outlandishly partisan that it makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln ”

Actually….that sounds A LOT like any Michael Moore movie!!!

Carl

June 6th, 2011
12:49 pm

It’s amazing how the conversation goes from how bad the critic says Sarah Palin’s movie is to President Obama’s foreign policy. As far as Palin is concerned, she hasn’t convinced me that she has the country’s best interest in mind. She’s just attractive anti-liberal and much of what she says has little merit.

Alabama Communist

June 6th, 2011
12:53 pm

Watching a 1/2 Governor Sara Palin Movie will do 3 things! …1. Your Republican Tea Party IQ level will fall from 85 to 16 and 2. You will throw up for 2 week and finally, you will enroll in a group therapy program on how to find your brain…

puckettmfg

June 6th, 2011
1:00 pm

She is smarter than anyone on this site.

Anyone that was stupid enough to vote for Obama can’t be too smart and yes I am talking about the 52% of the US that voted for him. Just because you are stupid doen’t mean you can’t vote. And if you can count it only going to take 3% of the US voters to wise up.

Besides the next election is going to be all about the economy so it will not matter who the Republican choice is.

JD

June 6th, 2011
1:16 pm

Oh yeah, puckettmfg. She is so very smart. Afterall, she is the first and only to uncover the truth of Paul Revere’s midnight ride!

Mike

June 6th, 2011
1:40 pm

As someone who was devoid of experience, nobody took Obama seriously, including Hillary, before it was too late. If you are going to look at decade back with Obama, he was a community organizer.

Mike

June 6th, 2011
1:42 pm

There are all kinds of examples of politicians saying stupid things. If Dan Quail or Sarah Palin had said there were 57 states, the press would still be making jokes about it.

Frederick Douglass

June 6th, 2011
1:45 pm

To puckettmfg:

This woman is the daughter of educators. I feel for her parents, because my mom is a retired teacher. I think she’d be mighty disappointed in me for making that kind of a fool of myself, regardless of the money.

deegee

June 6th, 2011
1:53 pm

It was no casual call that Sarah Palin made to Donald Trump. Sarah Palin knows she doesn’t have a shot at the presidency. I doubt she would want to make a 4 year commitment to the job. I believe that she wants a career in show business. Fortunately for us, her on the job training is more entertaining than anything she could rehearse.

RetiredSoldier

June 6th, 2011
2:00 pm

Frederick-

I must assume you were also elected Gov. of a state and nominated for V.P.

I’m not a fan of Palin at all, but the bashing of her gets tiresome from people who haven’t accomplished 1/2 of what she has done. Get a life guys.

Frederick Douglass

June 6th, 2011
2:18 pm

RetiredSoldier:

“I must assume you were also elected Gov. of a state and nominated for V.P.”

No, but I put completing high school at sixteen, and attaining three USAF AFSC’s over that any day, because I earned it with my brain.

educated native

June 6th, 2011
2:19 pm

History teachers cringe at the American Revolution fact disaster, but I love the word, “myrmidons” from “Paul Revere”. English teachers will love this blog, for a change.

woodrow

June 6th, 2011
2:27 pm

I’ll be frank and honest here. Sarah Palin as president would be a national disaster of epic proportions. 10 times worse than Obama. Twice as bad as Bush.

Projectile Vomiting Because Of DemocRATS

June 6th, 2011
3:15 pm

Not even Nixon was as corrupt as Obama and 95% of the DemocRATS in Washington.
Go back and study your American History and especially Paul Revere’s Memoirs.
Progressives should all progress back to the primordial Jack-ass muck from which you evolved.
Michael Savage was correct about liberalism being a mental disorder.