Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Sympathy for the Devil

She is the monster they created....

Looks really good. Check it out.

Later: Maybe you're wondering why I posted that - well, it moved me. First of all, I love Julianne Moore. She's always good, and it looks like she's going to be really good as Sarah. And no, I hadn't read the Slate write-up when I posted the comment above, but nice to see my instincts are still intact.

Roach has called the story “almost Shakespearean” and compared it to Greek tragedy, but the literary predecessor this trailer brings to mind is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. By the end of the trailer, the McCain campaign has created a monster, and they know they’ve lost control.

This incredible wave of sympathy struck me, and I'm not quite sure where it came from. All at once I understood just what happened to this woman. Don't get me wrong, I consider Palin to be nothing more than a grifter at this point, but damn - you probably would be too had you been put in that position.

Remove your bias, and think about it.