Friend of C4P and staunch Palin supporter Jedediah Bila has written a great piece today at Newsmax. Here’s an excerpt:
SarahPAC recently released a video titled “Game Change We Can Believe In,” featuring real footage from the 2008 election season that challenges the premise of the soon-to-be-released HBO film “Game Change.”
SarahPAC highlights the then-glowing commentary of McCain staffers Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt with respect to Palin’s poll-boosting power, gubernatorial approval ratings, focus, character, ability to draw a passionate crowd, excellent debate performance, and thoughtful approach to issues — a “once-in-a-generation politician.”
Interestingly enough, both Wallace and Schmidt became leading forces of criticism against Palin after McCain’s 2008 election loss. They also gave their nod of approval to the HBO film, whose trailer paints Palin as a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown and a depressed, Alaska-hating, self-centered, foreign policy nitwit.
Fascinating shift of opinion by Wallace and Schmidt, no? Glowing remarks in 2008, followed by a nod of approval to an obvious hit piece in 2012. Well, that’s precisely what the SarahPAC video brings to light.
A columnist at The Washington Post was quick to “analyze” the SarahPAC video. In a column titled “Sarah Palin wants to rewrite ‘Game Change’ history,” Rachel Weiner asks, “Why is Palin and her team so focused on badmouthing ‘Game Change’?”
Let me take a shot at that one.
As I see it, it’s not a focus on “badmouthing ‘Game Change,’” but a commitment to setting the historical record straight. If the facts contradict the film, then why shouldn’t SarahPAC point that out? It would be absurd not to.
We no longer live in a world where the only acceptable option is to allow the media to distort and deceive without holding them accountable. I know that. And thankfully — so does Sarah Palin.