Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake?
Politics would never be the same.
Did You Know?
The film was broadcast two years after its source book of the same name had been published. See more
When Rick Davis was Google searching for a female VP candidate, he typed the letter "J" See more
Steve... there's something I have to tell you.
I didn't vote... I couldn't do it... I didn't vote
[starts to cry, moves to be hugged by Steve
I couldn't do it.
Trouble In Mind
Written by Richard M. Jones
Arranged by Herschel Dwellingham
Performed by The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By arrangement with DePugh Music See more