Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake? Written by
Politics would never be the same.
Did You Know?
Woody Harrelson previously had a cameo in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, also directed by Jay Roach. See more
When McCain is sitting on the couch talking to his advisor, it can be seen that the bottom button on his shirt is unbuttoned. After cutting away and then back to McCain, all of his buttons are done. See more
You know what Dick Cheney said when he found out we picked her?
He said we made a reckless choice. When you lose the moral high ground to Dick Cheney... it's time to rethink your entire life.
Enough Cheney cracks, okay? I mean, he's very misunderstood.
How does he eat when he's wearing Darth Vader's helmet, anyway?
Trouble In Mind
Written by Richard M. Jones
Performed by The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By arrangement with DePugh Music See more