Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, is not overly enthused at her portrayal in HBO’s new movie “Game Change,” a film which the Los Angeles Times says portrays Palin as “woefully misinformed and emotional.”

Palin’s Political Action Committee has gone on the defensive, releasing a statement and even going so far as to create the trailer you see below in response to the film. However, the PAC admits to not having screened the movie yet. The statement reads:

“I haven’t seen HBO’s latest effort at manipulating history. However, based upon the description and reports from people who
have viewed the film ‘Game Change,’ HBO has distorted, twisted and
invented facts to create a false narrative and attract viewers. They
call it a docu-drama, there is little ‘docu’ in it. HBO must add a
disclaimer that this movie is fiction.”

But not everyone associated with the ’08 Republican campaign for president agrees. Steve Schmidt, who is played in the movie by Woody Harrelson, has vouched for its accuracy and says, “It tells the truth of the campaign. That is the story of what happened. There is no question she helped to energize the campaign and to catapult
John McCain into the lead. But the result was the nomination of someone
who was fundamentally not qualified to be in the national command
authority. That supersedes any short-term or long-term political
advantage. Obviously, I have great regret over that.”

“Game Change” premieres Saturday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Will you be tuning in?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."