Palin to HBO: None of Your 'Game Change' Sources Traveled on Campaign

Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, released an online statement Wednesday challenging the accuracy and sources of the HBO film "Game Change."

Governor Palin and her aides have repeatedly requested HBO to label the movie as a fictional account, but the network has not done so.

The statement reads:

Despite HBO's best efforts, we have all seen the movie Game Change. We stand by everything we previously said on the record. The movie is at best "historical fiction" - historical only in that Sarah Palin was nominated and campaigned for the office of Vice President. The movie is a series of scenes where the dialogue, locations and participants are invented or rendered unrecognizable for dramatic effect. HBO and its surrogates continue to argue that they spoke to 25 sources. None of them are on the record nor is their level of "involvement" in the campaign disclosed. Not one source is on the record in either the book or in the movie and it is clear why. The authors of the book never even traveled on the campaign with Governor Palin. We call on HBO to add the fiction disclaimer.

A Big Hollywood investigation in February concluded that major "Game Change" actors, producers, and directors were all Obama supporters who have contributed heavily to Democratic causes for the past 20 years and that the HBO executives in charge have also made significant contributions to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Gallup polls also prove that despite "Game Change"’s assertion Sarah Palin was the cause of McCain’s presidential election loss in 2008, his campaign was energized after she joined the ticket in late August.

McCain’s numbers actually soared in early September and even surpassed Obama’s in mid-September before he announced that he was suspending his campaign to help Congress and President George W. Bush resolve the 2008 financial crisis.

In an exclusive late February, Big Hollywood interview with former McCain presidential campaign adviser, T. Michael Andrews expressed his belief that Obama actually won the election because he was a superior fundraiser and that his political machine became unstoppable.

“I disagree with the premise that Palin lost the election in 2008,” Andrews told Big Hollywood. “The fact of the matter they say that money doesn’t win elections, I say bull. Obama had more money than he knew what to do with. He was very fortunate to ride on a wave of Bush fatigue, a rejuvenated electorate with this hope and change message and more importantly, he had money, which allowed him to tap into deep resources.”

SarahPAC was formed in 2009 and is a federally registered political action committee dedicated to supporting political ideas and candidates running for office. 

According to the site

SarahPAC believes energy independence is a cornerstone of the economic security and progress that every American family wants and deserves. We believe in American Exceptionalism, and that US foreign policy should, first and foremost, be based on the pursuit of our national interest, not the interests of others. SarahPAC believes the Republican Party is at the threshold of an historic renaissance that will build a better future for all. Health care, education, and reform of government are among our key goals.


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