LIVID aides to SARAH PALIN attacked HBO’s political docu-drama “Game Change” as “sick”.
The film which depicts the 2008 Presidential campaign focused on Sen. John McCain and the former Alaska governor is based on the best-selling book which also delved within the turbulent John Edwards household.
Yet, not one of the aides admitted they had seen the film which doesn’t air until March 10, and some said they had asked for an opportunity to screen the film but had been denied.
Coming attractions have been leaked and some clips appear to cast Palin in a bad light, AP reported. Played by Julianne Moore, Palin is seen complaining about how she's being handled by political advisers and mumbling about missing her baby, who was born in April 2008.
In one clip, campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, played by Woody Harrelson, describes her as being on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Former spokesperson for Palin, Meg Stapleton, said she had not been contacted by any so-called fact checkers from either the book or movie.
"They don't want to hear anything good," Stapleton charged. "We all know Palin sells and the dramatization of Palin sells even more. This is sick."
The film’s director Jay Roach said he had written a long letter to Palin seeking an interview with her to confirm the historical accuracy.
"But I got a very quick email back from her attorney saying, `I checked, she declined.' "