"You Betcha!" clips: Broomfield to Sarah Palin: Do you think your political career is over?

by Anthony Kaufman
August 7, 2011 11:47 AM
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The teaser trailer for veteran doc director Nick Broomfield's Sarah Palin expose "You Betcha!" that the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled over the weekend (see below) doesn't reveal much about the new film, but it offers a sneak peak of Broomfield's wry style of ambush filmmaking.

After breaking into a Palin town hall meeting, and disparaging the pre-approved questions, Broomfield undercuts Palin's talk of "Obamacare" and "death panels" with his dry narration. He correctly notes that Palin's "death panel" rhetoric got her 2009's "the best lie of the year award" from Politifact. And then Broomfield proceeds to get himself thrown out of the place, Michael Moore-style, by yelling out amidst the crowd of supporters, "Do you think your political career is over?" -- to which the Palinistas unsurprisingly drowned out with applause.

I'll be sure to check out the film, of course, but so far, it doesn't look like the significant takedown that will ruffle feathers.

In the second clip (see below), Alaska ex-staffers have some slightly unkind things to say, but it's nothing more than the fact that Palin was often disengaged, too busy texting on her blackberries. Let's hope the rest of the film will be more hard-hitting.


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3 Comments

  • Montana | August 25, 2011 10:09 AMReply

    Run, Sarah run. Sarah Palin was so successful as a governor, she graduated early “Bitter Quitter”, she real is a “Dan Quayle” in heels. She clearly loves “dishing it out” but real can’t take it because she loves playing the victim card, poor thing. She fail as a VP candidate (her lie that her daughter was engaged was such a farce, selling celibacy, come on), her stand-up comic fiasco on the Jay Leno Show, please, her TV show canceled after declining rating, I guess her perpetual run for the White House (and taking the suckers money) is the only thing she can look forward. Didn’t Fake News make that other movie “undeveloped” or “under achiever” or something like that, right? Didn’t it break all box office records, oh yeah it did not, that Alaska dullard can‘t even finish the bus tour to nowhere. But since she is a coward she will only throw small minded rocks, poor thing. Since we already had an idiot “W” in the White House that caused our current economic debacle, America knows not to trust the GOP fools who flaunt the idiocy.

  • Rick Patel | August 8, 2011 9:28 AMReply

    Wow! Gov. Palin's hair is so pretty in this clip. Security guards much too polite to obnoxious Bloomfailed.

  • Tawny Jones | August 8, 2011 9:24 AMReply

    Broomfield: Another sissy Brit limpo-lefty who needs to go hang out with Andy Sullivan & Chris Hitchens. What a loser!

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