FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Just when we thought maybe she had decided to just go away comes news of Sarah Palin, the movie. Next month, a secretly produced, two-hour feature film about the former Alaska governor will be released in Iowa, where the 2012 presidential campaign will kick off with the Iowa caucuses in February.
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The $1 million dollar project was produced by conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon. He agreed to make the film after Palin and her staff asked him in November to produce a series of videos that would highlight her accomplishments as governor and re-establish her as a GOP maverick. Probably a short movie. After its initial release in Iowa, the film will open in New Hampshire, home to the first official primary. She'd better hope it's a blockbuster. According to the latest poll of New Hampshire primary voters, Mitt Romney outpolls Palin by a margin of more than 6 to 1 or about 33% to 5%.
If you're looking for something besides Palin propaganda, there are two new books to read.
"Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years," by ex-Palin aide Frank Bailey, is based on e-mails he kept while working for Palin during her run for governor in 2006 through her failed bid for vice president in 2008. He says Palin loved to play the victim and he calls her leadership style "chaotic.”
I would also recommend "The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power" by investigative reporter Geoffrey Dunn. This book, which I have read, chronicles a lifelong pathology of deceit and makes the claim that she's lied about almost everything her entire life.
There's also some juicy personal stuff in there.
The book is well researched and should be required reading for anyone considering supporting a presidential run by this woman.
Here’s my question to you: With the GOP field so weak, should Sarah Palin run for president?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jim in Gardendale, Alabama:
She shouldn't run because she's not qualified. She's also a lightening rod for the press and her goofs make her an easy target for the Democrats. If that's not enough, her family problems, ethics issues, dishonesty, and the fact that she's divisive should be enough.
Dave in Orlando, Florida:
God help us. There are probably enough Tea Party lunatics, radical religious lunatics and ultra right wing lunatics out there to elect her. Not to mention the ordinary lunatics.
Enough with Sarah Palin already. You got a crush on her or something? She couldn't even carry Alaska if the election were held today. She's just another passenger in the GOP clown car.
Bryan in Colorado:
Would it be too much to ask you to tweak your questions to be a bit more intellectually stimulating? She's a Bat Chain Pulle r– that's an obsolete railroad term. She shows no positive qualities, complains all the time, and says “Look at me.” She's a real life quitter as Alaska Governor. The prospect of our society even considering such a joke is probably one reason our country is below any other industrialized nation's standards for hiring sound leadership.
Andy in Lynn, Massachusetts:
As soon as Little Miss Polar Bear can prove that she can pass a 5th grade geography test, why not? If not, she can stay in Alaska and annoy Alaskans.
Frank in Connellsville, Pa.:
I say Run Sarah, Run! It rounds out a field that includes a candidate who forgot he was for health care reform before he was against it; a family values man with multiple affairs; and an actual businessman who is getting limited mention. Why not have someone who isn't bothered enough to read the papers? I wish I could see Russia from my backyard. I might need to move if one of this cast gets elected.
If Sarah Palin is the answer for the GOP, then I would hate to see the question. She is not competent to lead our country. She may have fire in the belly but I think that was Taco Bell for lunch.