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Game Change movie charts Palin's 2008 election campaign.

4:40 pm - 03/10/2012
The story of how unknown Alaskan governor Sarah Palin became a household name in 2008's US election has been made into a film.

Game Change stars Julianne Moore as the former vice-presidential candidate and "hockey mom".

However, the real Mrs Palin has denounced the movie as "Hollywood lies".

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17323606

OP: What is it with Hollywood? Instead of movies about inspirational women like the Suffragettes or Mother Theresa they give us Sarah "I can see Russia and their death panels from here" Palin and Maggie "what the hell do we need a steel / coal / manufacturing industry for?" Thatcher.
hinoema 11th-Mar-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Exactly. Who was the amazing black woman who was in her shadow despite being 1000x fiercer and we should all remember her name? *embarrassed*
mephisto5 11th-Mar-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
You might be thinking of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole instead?
hinoema 11th-Mar-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's been bugging me all morning.

Well, I'm sure there are whole host of people who were fiercer and more sincere than Teresa.
mephisto5 11th-Mar-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, to be honest I'm not sure it's fair to compare Teresa to Nightingale, because whilst both had shit patient outcomes, IIRC Nightingale was wracked with guilt about it and spent the rest of her life trying to sort that shit out. I mean, she was crap as a nurse, but as a statistician and more importantly, as someone who could make really good infographics that actually conveyed the scale of the problem, she did end up doing some good.

But yeah, on the front line Mary Seacole was way better, especially given the amount of shit she caught just for being black.
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