“Game Change” Charge: Palin Thought Queen Commanded British Forces
Among the scenes in HBO’s forthcoming “Game Change” is that Sarah Palin believed the Queen was in charge of British troops. Palin is pictured, left, and Julianne Moore, who plays her, is on the right.
Her confusion emerged during a coaching session with Steve Schmidt, a top McCain adviser, who asked Mrs Palin what she would do if Britain began to waver in its commitment to the Iraq war.
In one of the many rambling responses that steadily eroded her credibility during the campaign, Mrs Palin reportedly replied that she would “continue to have an open dialogue” with the Queen…
A Palin spokesman said the film — with which Mrs Palin refused to co-operate — “distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative”.
…Game Change describes panicked cramming sessions during the campaign, with aides beginning their history tutorial with the Spanish Civil War and carrying through to post-9/11 era.