Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Embarrassment of Game Change
I know that this was orchestrated to be a hit piece on Sarah Palin, but I believe the senior campaign strategist Steve Schmidt and senior advisor Nicolle Wallace looked worse. The two were obviously the leaks that made the book Game Change and the movie possible. So many of the conversations were just between Sarah Palin and one of those two, so who is the source? We know Sarah Palin didn't talk to either Mark Halperin or John Heilemann, the authors of Game Change. That leaves only two possibilities.
The authors claim they have several sources for every alleged fact, but there are too many instances when it can only be one source. And too many times it is either Schmidt or Wallace. Which leads one to believe that there was an agenda.
I don't think there was malice. Sarah Palin was collateral damage in the vipers trying to save their own skin, to cover their own failures. Schmidt and Wallace both did great disservice to John McCain, Sarah Palin, the Republican party, the process and to this country. They should be ashamed.
They both have a cozy relationship with the press and made bad decision after bad decision because of that relationship. And then when things went badly, they used that relationship to blame others, especially Sarah Palin. And now both of them are regulars on MSNBC. They are both pathetic sell-outs.
Schmidt had an opportunity in 2008 and blew it. To use his own words, "Sarah Palin is a star." McCain was ahead coming out of the Palin's speech at the Republican convention and Schmidt blew it. He was working more for the media than the campaign and fed Palin to the monster.
Nicolle Wallace, whose job it was to prepare Palin, said she wouldn't work with Palin after the Katie Couric interview. I am certain the feeling was mutual. What a noble campaign soldier Nicolle Wallace is to quit an assignment in the middle of a campaign. I am certain she didn't give the money back.
And then after being re-assigned, Nicole Wallace admits that she didn't vote, stabbing John McCain in the back once again.
Game Change makes you feel for Sarah Palin that she was forced to work for these traitors. I can't imagine they will ever work for another campaign. After showing their true colors, they both joined forces with the team they were doing covert-ops for all along - the media. They both sold out John McCain and Sarah Palin for the good of themselves.
The movie tried to make Schmidt and Wallace the stars, but understand that the movie is THEIR version of events and they both have an agenda of self-preservation.
I am so sorrowful today that Sarah Palin had to suffer the vipers bite once again.