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?
In the beginning of the film, a reporter asks "Can a soufflé rise twice?". This was a famous quote by the Australian Labor Prime Minister, Paul Keating
about the opposition Australian Liberal Party politician Andrew Peacock
who was making a second attempt to gain the leadership of his party in the 1980s. See more
When Rick Davis was Google searching for a female VP candidate, he typed the letter "J" See more
[news clips analyzing Sarah Palin
If John McCain wins, this woman will be one 72 year-old's heartbeat away from being President of the United States... and if that doesn't scare the hell out of you, it should.
In fairness, probably most people can't name a Supreme Court case. But most people are not campaigning to be Vice-President.
It's not that she doesn't know the right answer, it's that she clearly does not understand the question. This is way beyond anything we have ever seen from a ...
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