What’s going on today? I guess it’s fitting that Meghan McCain actually gets one right on April Fool’s Day:
HBO is adapting a miniseries based on Game Change, the book about the 2008 election. But as Hollywood casts liberal actors to play all the parts, Meghan McCain doubts that it will be an accurate portrayal of what actually happened.
Game Change, the infamous bestseller written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, has plagued anyone directly associated with the 2008 election cycle. The first time I heard about the book was within weeks after Obama was elected—my former press person from the campaign told me Mark Halperin, a man I had only heard of in name and was not an embed on the campaign, wanted to conduct an interview about “what really happened.” Reporters aren’t generally known for their sensitivity and tact, but I can remember thinking, nice timing sir. They also asked everyone from my mother and her chief of staff to Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt for an interview. The only person that confirmed actually giving such an interview was my father’s longtime speechwriter and “alter ego” Mark Salter. I still have no idea what he was thinking…
From everything I understood, the interviews that they did land were from disgruntled staffers, rehashing for the most part stories they had not directly witnessed themselves. There is an obvious curiosity about what really happened in the inner workings of the campaigns run by my father, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Campaigns are weird animals and innately bring out bizarre road stories. I have no problem if the people actually there wanted to retell their stories. I do, however, have a problem with reporters who were not present and have an obvious bias capitalizing on things that more than likely never happened…
The new Kennedys miniseries starring Greg Kinnear made headlines earlier this year after The History Channel refused to air it, after supposed pressure from Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy. The producer of that film Joel Surnow is an open conservative and alleges that his project was put on hold for political reasons. If this is true or not, it can’t be overlooked that an open conservative retelling the Kennedy legacy would probably ruffle more than a few liberal feathers in Hollywood, who have a long history of protecting the Kennedys.
What do I predict with the HBO Game Change movie? I expect my family and Sarah Palin to be nothing short of crucified. Another election is nearing and President Obama has publicly fallen from his stature as an infallible saint. It is in everyone’s best interest to exaggerate and manifest things that didn’t happen. The problem is, we do exist.
Maybe the Senator didn’t overspend on her college education at Columbia after all…
Update by Stacy:
Governor Palin just sent the following via Twitter:
Our prayers are with @michellemalkin & family. Please visit www.findmarizela.com to help find her cousin #Marizela. Tipline: 1-855-MARIZEL
You can visit the website to help find Marizela Perez here.