David Frum, former speechwriter for Bush 43, has an excellent review of Game Change (the Palin-is-a-moron movie on HBO this Saturday, March 10) up at The Daily Beast. Here’s a morsel:
“Game Change the movie shows a Palin of almost unfathomable ignorance. Staffers discover that she has never heard of the Federal Reserve and does not know why there are two Koreas; she answers a prep question about the military alliance with Britain by saluting John McCain’s excellent relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
“Efforts to instruct her send Palin into what one staffer describes as a ‘catatonic stupor.’
“The professionals soon discover their mistake. ‘I don’t even like to say this, but has it occurred to you guys that she might be mentally unstable?’ asks one staffer about the woman the McCain campaign proposed to put next in line to America’s nuclear codes. As they come to know Palin, the campaign professionals begin to feel an awakening of conscience: first qualms, then fears, and finally revulsion — not for the campaign, not for their careers, but for their country.
“Some of the best acting in the film is in the looks of unspoken dread that flit about the faces of Sarah Paulson’s [Nicolle] Wallace and Harrelson’s [Steve] Schmidt as they react to Palin’s wilder and wilder provocations. What have they done? And if this campaign somehow wins — and Palin is put within reach of the presidency — what might they have done?”
There’s much more, all of it very scary. Think about this. Ron Paul is dangerous enough because he wants to abolish the Federal Reserve. But at least he’s heard of it.