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?
Politics would never be the same.
Did You Know?
The production carefully placed background actors and actresses in the audience scenes to resemble actual audience members in convention and town hall scenes in order to enhance the cutting-in of newscast footage. 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
Still think she's fit for office?
Aw, who cares. In forty-eight hours no one will even remember who she is.
Written by Beth Hart
and Glen Burtnick
Performed by Jo Dee Messina
Courtesy of Curb Records See more