Shiny Object

HBO's Game Change lampoons Sarah Palin-to a fault


After the 1988 election, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch in which George H.W. Bush ran one last negative ad against Michael Dukakis. Repeating every attack against Bush's vanquished opponent (Taxes! Flag burning! Willie Horton!), it closed, "On Nov. 8, you dodged a bullet. Bush--he beat a bad man."

HBO's Game Change (March 10) feels like the cable-TV version of that ad. If you think America dodged a bullet when Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) lost the vice presidency, this movie is happy to agree. If you love the former Alaska governor, you will hate the film with the fire of a...

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