Sarah Palin Flick Opens to Empty House
A reporter from The Atlantic visiting his parents in Orange County, CA, home to one of 10 theaters across the country playing a new documentary about Sarah Palin, decided to go check it out and maybe interview some of those in attendance. Only no one showed up.
He watched it alone (except when two tourists walked in, not knowing the movie was about Palin, and they left after 20 minutes.):
"We looked online for the latest movie playing," Jessie added. "But all the Harry Potters were sold out, and then we saw 'The Undeafeated.' We don't even actually know what we're seeing."
Probably wasn't the action flick they were expecting. At the end, a couple came in to sit in the back row and make out, but they left too. So the reporter had no one to interview. [More...]
Reading the comments to the article, this one by someone who was willing to use his name and photo (i.e., not an anonymous comment) struck me:
She's the most unpopular politician in America; she has ZERO chance to be the Republican nominee (which is why she's not running). You'd be hard-pressed to find someone much more right-wing than I am (my politics put me somewhere midway between Patrick Buchanan and David Duke), yet if there were only two candidates on the ballot, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, and it was a close race, and I lived in a swing state...I'd have to to vote for Obama. And trust me, I take no pleasure in admitting that.
Sarah Palin, so last year. I haven't mentioned her name in 6 months, when I wrote:
I don't really care what Sarah Palin thinks. It's time for the media to stop reporting and analyzing every attempt she makes to insert herself into the national news.
On a brighter note, every time Sarah Palin speaks, she manages to make herself more polarizing and further decreases her chances of getting a sufficient majority of Republican voters to support any future political bid for national office. She is no more electable today than she was in 2008. She will not get her party's nomination for 2012. Why keep feeding her lust for attention?
Why tonight? Probably just boredom. As I wrote in my last post of 2010, summing up the year:
We got a real release from boredom when Sarah Palin showed up in 2008. This most uneducated, unpolished, underbody (my term for someone who is less than a nobody) comes along and rattles our cages good. The half of the country that still had a modicum of common sense left in their brain were able to spring into action, mobilize and tear her to shreds. She was left holding the only costume that didn't have to go back to Saks: the one for the Emperor with no Clothes. She's not nearly as interesting this time around, and since she will never again become a nominee for either one of the two highest offices in the land, laughing at her has become so last year. This year, we can just tune her out. She's just boring now.
And maybe just to let her know her movie flop isn't going unnoticed, in case she gets some crazy idea that she has a future place in national politics.
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