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?
This film's director Jay Roach
, who directed this movie about the 2008 US American Presidential election, previously directed Recount
(2008), which was about the 2000 US American Presidential Election. Roach later directed the political comedy The Campaign
(2012) and the political drama All the Way
(2016), the latter about former American US President Lyndon B. Johnson
. See more
After the phone call to Sarah Palin, the film cuts to August 27 in Sedona, Arizona. It shows a GMC Yukon driving along. The next shot shows a Chevrolet Suburban pulling up. See more
You seem totally unfazed by all this.
It's God's plan.
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