Palin Undefeated: It’s the crony capitalism, stupid!

September 2, 2011


This weekend Steve Bannon's Palin documentary ‘The Undefeated’ will be available On Demand and Pay-Per-View from a major cable or satellite company near you. We wrote about the movie — sight unseen — last June in "Palin Undefeated: 'A story of empowerment for modern women and their daughters.'" Now we can put our money where our mouth was, in the comfort of our own home. Above, sugar-and-spice Sarah (center) with her siblings.

By Sissy Willis of sisu

Funny how incurious the "intellectually curious" hive mind of the left can be when it comes to all things Sarah Palin. The latest is a classic blinders-on, Journolist-talking-points-in-hand "review" of Steve Bannon's Palin Documentery "The Undefeated." (h/t Tim Graham of News Busters). Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday is the mouthpiece of this particular outpouring of Palin envy. A few excerpts and then our take:

Based on her modest demeanor and record of budget, energy and ethics reform in Alaska, it’s easy to see her appeal to McCain, who called Palin while she was at the Alaska State Fair to ask her to run for veep. What "The Undefeated" doesn’t explain — in addition to the title "Undefeated" when Palin was, actually, defeated in 2008 — is how a woman whose early career had been dedicated to transcending partisan politics became such a ferocious political warrior while on the stump. Instead, Bannon sets Palin up as a victim — of liberals, of establishment conservatives and of the "lamestream media" that his subject has become so skilled at manipulating (a talent the filmmaker strangely neglects to mention).

About that title, "The Undefeated." Ever heard of wordplay, Ms. Hornaday? Sarah Palin may have lost an election, but she fights like a girl! Disintermediating the powers that be, she picked herself up and got back in the race. The words of Sun Tzu come to mind …

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  1. gary gulrud says:

    We’ve not even had the first Perry/Romney head to head and Bachmann has not blown an appearance.
    There, you have 60% of voter support. The rest of the candidates on the stage are potted plants. Maybe Cain could hang on and pick up GA.
    No room at all for another entry.

  2. sickofrinos says:

    Am growing tired of her delays. Run for a senate seat or go third party.

  3. terry says:

    Looks like teh librul troop-haters over at the fake news channel released a poll saying that 74% of Americans don’t want the Arctic WT in the WH.

  4. gary gulrud says:

    “Am growing tired of her delays.”
    Reagan entered in November 1979, Shrub January 2000. You’re tired?
    I’d be lettin’ out the truss, gearing up for sittin’ on the tractor thru October, if I was you.

  5. D. says:

    Palin indicated she would announce by the end of September and I believe her. If you watch The Undefeated movie you’ll find out how tough and smart she really is and that she doesn’t give a rat’s rear what her detractors think. That’s what scares the DC town criers like Rove.

  6. sickofrinos says:

    She is no Reagan. And am not sure she has the people on her side like she did at one time.

  7. sickofrinos says:

    gary- no use for a truss and can’t afford a tractor. Maybe if Palin wins in a third party miracle I’ll get me that tractor.

  8. Ricky says:

    Well said D.
    Think of Palin what you want, but if after you looked at her real record of reform and you still feel she won’t be up to the task, then you are the one with the problem. There is just no-one in the field with a record that come even close to what she has achieved during her 2 years as governor.
    Palin/Santorum 2012 (Wish people would give Santorum a chance!)I look forward to him taking on the phonies next week! He did call out Bachmann last time for trying to usurp the teaparty, ouch!
    For what it is worth, Harvey Levin asked his staff the other night who they would vote for if Palin and Bachmann were the only 2 candidates. Harvey was surprised at their response. All of them without hesitation said Palin. They said that Palin is reasonable compared to Bachmann. The staff then went on to explain why Bachmann is “crazy”. Just some proof that Bachmann is more damaged by the media.
    Now personally I don’t care what libs and precious moderates think of our candidates, but everybody else seem to care, so there you have some real evidence of who is really more damaged by the media.

  9. Ricky says:

    “she is no Reagan.” Palin agrees with you.

  10. Ricky says:

    “she is no Reagan.” Neither is any of the other candidates. But they all admire him, apparently. I’ve heard that Romney’s dad really hated Reagan. I think that is what Mark Levin of someone from that era said.

  11. gary gulrud says:

    Perry’s top number in polling ahead of IA B4 announcing was less than half his current top number and he hasn’t even been in a televised debate.
    50% behind Romney he jumped 50% ahead overnight.
    I don’t believe the same move is in the cards for Palin, she’s already largely vetted–whatever one finds in conclusion.
    All the same, 35% of the pie is going to Perry and Palin with crumbs to Bachmann and Cain. I do not see Shape-shifter hanging with Perry and Palin as debates wear on.

  12. section9 says:

    Palin wants to wait a bit because Greg Marmalarde (that’s Romney to you folks) is going to get his Girl Friday to attack Perry and drive down his internals among movement people. That’s what’s going on.
    She’ll get in, come what may, by about the middle of the month. The people who want her to get in now don’t have her best interests at heart anyway.

  13. Ragspierre says:

    Corruptocrat Collectivist Maxine Waters, within days…
    speaking of what Obama should do…
    “bring the gangsters in, put them around the table, and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business.”
    This is the same “civil” lady who is under investigation for funneling money to her own husband’s bank, and who said the TEA Party can go straight to hell.
    The best response to that came from a black commentator; living in Congressional districts like Waters’ IS hell.

  14. Ragspierre says:

    Presidential historians said Obama has raised the stakes by scheduling such a highly anticipated address before a joint session of Congress. An address in the Oval Office could last less than 15 minutes, they said, but gathering both chambers of Congress means the president will have to present something substantial.
    Obama is making it worse even for Obama.

  15. JadedByPolitics says:

    Couldn’t find it on Verizon’s network for sale and there is another movie about the civil war that is called the undefeated being played on pay per view as well.