Opinion: Sarah Palin film ‘The Undefeated’ draws 50 people at Texas advance screening

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Sarah Palin hasn’t announced that she’s running for president, yet she has a tour bus with her name on the side, she ended up in New Hampshire when Mitt Romney threw his hat in the ring, and she found herself in Iowa when Michele Bachmann was throwing her hat in the ring.

And then there’s this film that will come out soon in selected cities. ‘The Undefeated,’ a documentary about the woman who lost in the last ticket she was on.

According to one of the scant 50 people who attended the advance screening in Houston on Thursday, the film is fairly predictable although there are some lessons to be learned.

‘The details of her (brief) governorship are probably unclear to many, and it may surprise them to realize her 80 percent-plus approval rating was well-earned. Palin enacted ethics reform, took on Big Oil and cut state spending (arguably at the expense of public works). Watching this, one can’t help wonder why the McCain camp didn’t concentrate more on this. Oh right, it’s because Matt Damon and Joy Behar said mean things about her,’ Houston Press film critic Pete Vonder Haar wrote.

Vonder Harr said that the low turnout could be attributed to the undesirable location of the theater and the fact that the email announcement for the show went out at 10 a.m. the morning of the screening.


Will Democrats like the fim? Perhaps.

‘I could see a lot of people who loathe Palin come away from ‘The Undefeated’ grudgingly admitting she must have done some things right in Alaska (a state with a population less than that of Austin, sure, but still). That is, if they can wade through the nonstop imagery of martyrdom: lions feasting on innocent zebras, a knight felled by one of countless arrows (fired by the leftist media, no doubt), a woman’s corpse getting dirt thrown in its face,’ he wrote Friday.


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