Halloween is coming, and that means . . . SCARY MOVIES!
“Sarah Palin -You Betcha!” is probably the scariest movie you will see all year. Nick Broomfield, a seemingly congenial sort known for his in-your-face documentary style, and co-director Joan Churchill have put together a film about the 2008 vice-presidential candidate, mostly focusing on the people who knew her in Alaska.
At first, Broomfield goes to Wasilla, where Palin grew up and began her political career, and interviews her friends and family members, including her father and mother, who come across as nice, folksy people. We then see harmless film clips of her scoring key baskets for her high school championship team and appearing in a swimsuit and playing a flute in a beauty pageant as well as a small clip of her flubbing a name when she was a sports announcer. Then comes the detractors, beginning with a blogger who in addition to his anti-Palin remarks shows a gallery of unflattering photographs.
Gosh, this sounds compelling.
Perhaps one of the most damning voices comes from former pastor and Wasilla resident Howard Bess, who was excommunicated from the evangelical churches for his pro-gay views. In the film, he says about Palin: “She’s a nice lady, has a genuine smile, pleasant to meet, charming.” Then adds, if provoked, “she’d kill you like that” as he snaps his fingers.
Oh, yeah. That church that was set on fire. It’s simply amazing that she hasn’t been charged with homicide, yet. I don’t know about scariest movie of the year, but this has got to be the year’s dumbest movie review. I hope.
Palin, like anybody, has her reasonable detractors, but that doesn’t really make for good red meat to dangle in front of the wackjobs. What strikes one most about this kind of exercise is that all of these rabid h8ers are projecting their hatred onto Palin.
First this guy said that he was embarrassed by the video, but that he wasn’t sorry for what he said. Later, he was sorry for what he said. You can get the background, if you missed this sorry incident, at Ace’s.
I understand that there are people who really hate Justin Bieber.
They seem a little ridiculous, but they do. In the universe of things worth hating, he’s fairly far down on my list, but . . . what do I know? Maybe he’d just as soon kill you as look at you.
Maybe he’s really as gay as Michelle Bachmann’s husband. Maybe he’s contemplated wearing a bear suit to kill whatsername. Maybe (and I’m just speculating here) he plans to cook her hands and head for Thanksgiving. Canadian Thanksgiving.
Why that wasn’t made into a Lifetime™ movie, I’ll never know.
Maybe, he’s even had sex with a black person!
On the other hand, maybe he’s been to too many sci-fi conventions, and has a valid excuse for thinking all these evil things that he might think.
I just don’t know.
But I’m pretty sure that when Richard Trumka calls you Lucifer and says that you “take people out,” he means that he’d like to take you out, and not for a beer.