Last night Julianne Moore received the Emmy award for the Best Actress for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the movie Game Change. Three other awards recognized the masterful reenactment of the 2008 election. HBO’s Game Change was distinguished as the best movie, and featured the best director and best writer of a made-for television movie.
Of course when the movie came out Sarah Palin described it as Hollywood “Lies” and a “False Narrative.”
Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager, thought the movie was a “very accurate” portrayal of Palin. He thought the choice of Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate was “reckless. “
Nicole Wallace, who was a senior advisor to the campaign, and assigned to work with Palin has expressed her opinion that Palin was not qualified, and she didn’t vote for McCain because of her.
Wallace has highlighted the “aggressive attempts (of Palin) to claw at anyone who would identify an area that she could improve on.”
Yet, in spite of the fact that the movie was regarded as “very accurate” by some of McCain’s most senior campaign staff members, Palin dismissed it.
She described it as “Hollywood Lies” and a “false narrative. The revealing comment of Palin is that she would never watch it. By her own admission, she never watched it, so how would she know if it was based on “Hollywood Lies” or a “false narrative?” The only “false narrative” is that Palin knows anything about the movie Game Change.
In her acceptance speech Julianne Moore explained that she felt “so validated since Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down.” Moore and Hollywood filmmakers have indicated that “Game Change” was an attempt to get voters to pay closer attention to the candidates and educate voters about the political process. The award of the Emmy to Moore and the award of Best Movie may in part be because of the excellence in movie making. However the award may be as much about the message of the movie, as it is about the acting. Voters must pay attention. If a candidate is not qualified to be the President of the United States, we should never cast our vote for them, even if they hold views similar to our, even if they gave you a wink,
or blew you a kiss,
or adopted a baby with special needs.