Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Dumbpire Strikes Back
This is really great news, because with Trump now out of the picture the Republican 2012 presidential clown car is in desperate need of a driver:
Real Clear Politics: Palin's Secret Weapon: New Film To Premiere In June/5.25.11
That's right. Not content to be simply the reality TV politician -- pardon, the Celebrity Rehab-era D-list has-been reality TV politician -- Palin is now stretching her wings and making the jump to the big screen in a film directed by conservative DeMille Stephen K. Bannon.
Here's the pertinent info for those who don't feel like even going so far as to scan the upcoming 6% rating at Rotten Tomatoes:
"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... Bannon, a former naval officer and ex-Goldman Sachs banker, sees his documentary as the first step in Palin's effort to rebuild her image in the eyes of voters who may have soured on her, yet might reconsider if old caricatures begin to fade. The film will also appeal to staunch Palin supporters who have long celebrated her biting rhetoric and conservative populism yet know little about her record in Alaska and have perhaps written her off as presidential material."
Because if anyone knows how to rehabilitate an unpopular brand in the eyes of the public, it's a guy who used to work at Goldman Sachs.
Either way, prepare yourself -- she's ready for her close-up. Again.