Fresh off her rousing keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
When her host brought up the soon to be released HBO film "Game Change" about amongst other things her travails during the 2008 presidential campaign and suggested they watch a video clip, Palin cutely asked, "Must we?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: HBO -- I love getting those look in your face.
SARAH PALIN: Yes.
WALLACE: HBO has a moving coming out next month for "Game Change" about the 2008 campaign. And Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin.
PALIN: Must we?
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JULIANNE MOORE (as Sarah Palin): You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull -- the stick.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: Does she do a good Sarah Palin?
PALIN: I think we're going to call that a Sarah Palin employment act and you guys need to thank me for employing more people probably in their imitations of Sarah Palin than the president has put Americans to work.
WALLACE: So, it's a stimulus act.
PALIN: It is a stimulus act, yet. But goodness gracious, you know, I'm really not too concerned about a HBO movie based on a false narrative when there are so many other things that we need to be talking about.
WALLACE: Well, I want to ask you one more question about this because there is a more serious side. And I want to give you an opportunity to respond because you're right. The movie echoes the book in pursuing this narrative that you went into a funk during the campaign leading up especially to the debate. And I want to just show you some clips because this is going to be out there. Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MOORE: It was not my fault. I was not properly prepped. I miss my baby, I miss sleeping with my baby.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She's on the verge of a complete nervous background.
MOORE: Telling me what to say, what to wear, how to talk. I am not your puppet.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: Millions of people are going to see that. Is it...
PALIN: Well, I'm sorry that millions of people are going to waste their time, and I'm sure that they have more productive and constructive things to do.
WALLACE: Is there any truth to that story?
PALIN: I was never in a funk. Thank God I have the right perspective on what really matters in life, Chris. And there's no need to ever be in a funk when you know what right priorities are and what really matters in this...
WALLACE: Are you angry? Are you upset that this story is going to get told and it will get told to a much bigger audience?
PALIN: I am ambivalent about it. I honestly will not waste my time watching it and I encourage others to find something else more productive to do.
Good advice, but it is a metaphysical certitude her many detractors in the media are going to be sitting on every word in this film waiting to share their most negative feelings about this poor woman any chance they get.
Palin and her family should be bracing for another onslaught of undeserving invective aimed right in their direction.
Heaven help them.
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