“The Undefeated” – a title that asks more questions than it answers – premiers in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday. An unabashed defense of Sarah Palin, the movie comprises heavily edited clips and a one-sided portrayal of Caribou Barbie that promotes the idea that a run for the presidency is not merely likely but inevitable. Palin will, of course, attend the premiere to bask in the glory that is the candy-coated version of herself that she so loves to believe. She released a statement:
“We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland.”
Pella’s most “historic” claim to fame is that it was the childhood home of Wyatt Earp. Nothing related to George Washington, the constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the tea party or anything else. Of course, anywhere Sarah Palin goes must be historic…and populated by Americans from the heartland, with herself and her husband, the First Dude, being the only exceptions hailing, as they do, from the frontier of Alaska.
Does the idea that this film was completed without Palin having seen it before it hits a big screen seem unlikely to anyone else? But, oh gosh, we’re all just gonna see it together for the first time together us real heartland ‘Mercans.
The Undefeated. A half-term governor who quit office after being thrashed like a red-headed step-child and revealed as a semi-literate, spiteful ignoramus now showing up to see herself portrayed as an indefatigable superhero, pure of heart and strong of character. In the heartland. For the first time. There will be a cookout following the movie if anyone can mange to hold down the nausea.