Politics & Policy

Anti-Palin Movie Premiering September

An anti-Palin documentary will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. The official description:

Sarah Palin – You Betcha! Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill, United Kingdom World Premiere Nick Broomfield’s quest for the real Sarah Palin involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid-winter to speak to the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, soul and belief to the charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex-hockey mom. But it’s not all plain sailing. People are frightened to talk; Wasilla makes Twin Peaks look like a walk in the park. It’s a devout evangelical community – 76 churches with a population of only 6 thousand, and the Crystal meth capital of Alaska. Broomfield brings his celebrated wit and determination to cracking her story.

So, what are the hits against Sarah Palin? One, people don’t like talking to the media; two, Wasilla residents attend church; and three, Wasilla may have a high number of meth addicts. It’s hard to see how any of that should change how Palin is viewed. It’s even harder to see why an abundance of churches should be seen as equivalent to meth addiction. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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