Posted by: maboulette | October 1, 2011

THE DOCUMENTARY PALIN WILL HATE

Home of Sarah Palin on Lake Lucille

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Sep 29, 2011 1:25 AM EDT

The Frommer’s travel guidebook on Alaska describes the city of Wasilla as “the worst kind of suburban sprawl of highway-fronting shopping malls and gravel lots.” With a population of about 8,000, it’s also filled with an abundance of churches and, oddly enough, has the distinction of being the state meth capital despite its citywide ban on strip clubs. But in Nick Broomfield’s new documentary, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, the city more closely resembles Twin Peaks, with its most popular resident, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, serving the role of the malefic Killer BOB, having brainwashed her former constituents into believing she’s someone worthy of their undying admiration.

 

Things began innocently enough. Broomfield and his co-director, Joan Churchill, moved to a house in Wasilla and were invited into the homes of many of Palin’s acquaintances and family members—including that of her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath. 

“We tried incredibly hard to ingratiate ourselves to Sarah Palin and her family,” said Broomfield in an interview. “I didn’t go out there in any way whatsoever to do a hit piece on her. We were like the best-behaved Boy Scouts there could be.” 

The title of the film comes from a promise the Tea Party figurehead and former vice presidential candidate made to Broomfield at a book signing when he requested an interview, but it soon became readily apparent that Palin was just leading the filmmakers on. To make matters worse, word had spread throughout the town that Broomfield was intending to make “a hit piece” on Palin, which scared many of the townspeople into silence, with one former Palin classmate worried that speaking out against Palin would ruin him financially in Wasilla. And that’s when things got strange.

“I got Anchorage police calling me up, then I started getting some weird phone calls to the office—people calling me ‘scum’ and a lot of people just saying one word and then hanging up,” said Broomfield. “Just creepy stuff.”

Read the rest of this article on The Daily Beast


Responses

  1. “I didn’t go out there in any way whatsoever to do a hit piece on her.”
    Really…????….LOL Do tell us, exactly what was your purpose…?


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