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.



Benoit from Ottawa said...

Chez, the only part I question is the yawn. Usually, Palin makes the jaw drop from disbelief.

Chez said...

It's yawn-worthy because it shouldn't even be a ripple in the political pond at this point. I'm not saying it won't, but it shouldn't. Palin chose to take the path of modern celebrity: hit hard, saturate the market, oversaturate the market and inevitably make people tired of you. She's the Paris Hilton of politics. What this means is that, for lack of a less hackneyed phrase, her 15 minutes is pretty much up. Palin turned a corner immediately after the shooing of Gabby Giffords, and she really was never very popular with most Americans to begin with. Ailes basically proclaiming her an idiot probably won't help.

Yes, the media can be stupid and blind to those who openly mock them by, say, constantly having one-sided conversations with the world via Twitter or Facebook, but she's not a serious candidate and I don't care how many movies come out -- she never will be. One of the perils of oversaturation is that you come to know everything there is to know about someone. There are no surprises left in Sarah Palin and the American electorate overall doesn't like the Palin it's come to know very, very well. Hence, yawn.

JOSEPH said...

Well kids, I suggest you move over to FARK for a minute where the silly news of the day has Bristol dating a person of color from the Disney fields. And Mama Grizzly's upset, of course. You absolutely, positively cannot make this shit up.

Riles said...

I'd be surprised if that d-bag John Ziegler isn't a part of this movie too. That guy worships Palin.

Ref said...

Who is this asshat who thinks the corporate Repubs' mainstream media HASN'T forgotten her "record" in Alaska?

namron said...

Sarah Palin is everything I could ever want in a political campaign. Imagine a stage in October 12 with Obama, Romney, and Tea Party candidate Palin. I am beside myself with glee. Chez, you could die of carpal tunnel syndrome

Anonymous said...

The one question on every American's mind about this movie is, of course: will it be in 3D?