Most of the world has either forgotten (or would like to forget) Sarah Palin, but Hollywood won’t let us forget. And thank goodness!
Game Change, the made-for-HBO movie about Sen. John McCain’s reckless selection of Palin as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee in 2008, won three Golden Globes Sunday night, including best motion picture or miniseries made for television, best actress for Julianne Moore, and best supporting actor for Ed Harris’ portrayal of John McCain.
“I would like to give a shout out to two people who made a significant difference in the 2008 election—Tina Fey and Katie Couric,” Moore said in her acceptance speech in an obvious reference to Fey’s hilarious impersonation of Palin on “Saturday Night Live” and Palin’s embarrassing interview with Couric.
Then after Game Change received its third Golden Globe, director Jay Roach told Moore, “Now with you and Tina Fey we have three of the most incredible impersonations of Sarah Palin, counting Sarah Palin.”
And surprise, surprise, conservatives (well, at least some conservatives) are outraged!
“This show [Game Change] won three Golden Globes last night, and you know why?” conservative talker Rush Limbaugh asked on his radio show Monday afternoon. “So that everyone involved could walk up to the stage and once again bash Sarah Palin, knowing full well there wouldn’t be anyone there to defend her. Knowing full well there isn’t going to be anyone today to defend her.”
And former Palin advisor Jason Recher told CNN Monday morning that “it comes as no surprise that the Hollywood Foreign Press recognized another Hollywood group, HBO, for their work of fiction and awarded a prize for best fictional filmmaking. The reality was an original American story, not a screenplay by people who only imagined events to fit their fiction.”
Recher also rejected the idea that the ceremony, co-hosted by Fey and fellow SNL alumni Amy Poehler, was “shining the light” on women in Hollywood.
“The media is reporting last night was Hollywood shining the light on and celebrating women,” he said. “It’s clear however they only celebrate women who fit their political ideology.”