Sarah Palin Responds to 'Game Change' With Her Own Trailer (VIDEO)
As the premiere of Game Change draws near, Sarah Palin is looking to change the conversation.
The former Alaska governor and John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election is the subject of the upcoming HBO original film, which is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book of the same name. It paints a less than flattering view of the political lightning rod, which she brands HBO Fiction in a new video posted to YouTube.
Her video, which she calls "Game Change We Can Believe In" -- a play on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign slogan -- shifts from the film's depiction of her, played by Julianne Moore, to a montage of cable TV highlights from her rocky experience as a vice presidential candidate.
According to the NY Observer's Politicker blog, Palin sent the video out to supporters with a note that read, “The screen writer of Game Change, Danny Strong, lapsed into a tired routine of manipulating facts and omitting key parts of Governor Palin’s story in order to push a biased agenda and drive ratings."
Jason Recher, a former aide for the former Alaska governor recently accused Strong of reneging on his promise to allow him to fact check the film's script, as he said the source material was inaccurate. Strong later said that he never made such a promise. For his part, McCain said that he will not be watching the film.
Game Change premieres March 10 at 9 p.m.