Sarah Palin dismisses ''Game Change'' as unimportant

WASHINGTON Fri Mar 9, 2012 7:59pm EST

Actress Julianne Moore arrives on the red carpet for a viewing party for the new HBO film ''Game Change'', about the 2008 McCain-Palin republican presidential campaign, at the Newseum in Washington, March 8, 2012. Moore portrays former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the film. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Actress Julianne Moore arrives on the red carpet for a viewing party for the new HBO film ''Game Change'', about the 2008 McCain-Palin republican presidential campaign, at the Newseum in Washington, March 8, 2012. Moore portrays former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the film.

Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sarah Palin is shrugging off a controversial new HBO movie on Friday that portrays her as unstable and unprepared for the 2008 vice presidential run that made her a Republican political star.

The television premiere of "Game Change" is on Saturday, based on a book of the same name by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

Both Palin, who is portrayed by Julianne Moore in the movie, and McCain have said they will not watch the movie.

"I believe my family has the right priorities and knows what really matters," Palin said in an email to ABC News on Friday.

"For instance, our son called from Afghanistan yesterday and he sounded good and that's what matters. Being in the good graces of Hollywood's ‘Team Obama' isn't top of my list," Palin said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

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dibeanie wrote:
I bet she sneaks and buys the dvd someday down the line. Curiousity will reel her in. ha ha.

I think the whole country knew she wasn’t ready to rule. That’sa no brainer.

Mar 10, 2012 5:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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