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?
When Woody Harrelson tells "Sarah Palin" that "if all goes to plan the Secret Service Agents will be with (her) the rest of (her) life", the "plan" he is referring to is that she would eventually succeed McCain and also be President. On countless occasions throughout the film Palin is being discussed as to her ability to One day be President and a future leader of the Republican Party. 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
Still think she's fit for office?
Aw, who cares. In forty-eight hours no one will even remember who she is.
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