Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Palin film suggests presidential run

RCP's Scott Conroy has a huge scoop -- Sarah Palin reached out to a filmmaker to produce a video, "The Undefeated", praising her time in office and trying to explain why she quit as governor of Alaska.

The result is a two-hour-long, sweeping epic, a rough cut of which Bannon screened privately for Sarah and Todd Palin last Wednesday in Arizona, where Alaska's most famous couple has been rumored to have purchased a new home.

When it premieres in Iowa next month, the film is poised to serve as a galvanizing prelude to Palin's prospective presidential campaign -- an unconventional reintroduction to the nation that she and her political team have spent months eagerly anticipating.

You need to read the rest. All the Palin trademarks seem to show up in the film, including her continual sense of victimization.

Bannon dramatizes the theme of Palin's persecution at the hands of her enemies in the media and both political parties, a notion the former governor has long embraced. Images of lions killing a zebra and a dead medieval soldier with an arrow sticking in his back dramatize the ethics complaints filed by obscure Alaskan citizens

The movie ends with an unmistakable nod to her political future.

The film's coda is introduced with an on-screen caption that reads, "From here, I can see November." It is here that Mark Levin alludes to Ronald Reagan as a Palin-like insurgent who was also once distrusted by the GOP establishment.

.... SarahPAC's treasurer Tim Crawford confirmed that "The Undefeated" was a hit with Palin.

"The governor thought it was great," Crawford said.

The film will premier in, oh, Iowa next month. It will also expand to New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada -- all early caucus and primary states.