1. Julianne Moore talks to Dave Davies about playing Sarah Palin in the 2012 film Game Change:

You don’t usually get the opportunity to kind of obliterate your physiognomy when you’re acting. And that was really fun and kind of welcome because we’re always trying to effect some kind of transformation in our heads and then it’s disappointing when you finally see the movie and you still see yourself there. But in this case, because I had so much physical help turning into something else. You know, it really … make me feel like I was able to look at someone else, which I loved.

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    Julianne Moore talks to Dave Davies about playing Sarah Palin in the 2012 film Game Change:

    You don’t usually get the opportunity to kind of obliterate your physiognomy when you’re acting. And that was really fun and kind of welcome because we’re always trying to effect some kind of transformation in our heads and then it’s disappointing when you finally see the movie and you still see yourself there. But in this case, because I had so much physical help turning into something else. You know, it really … make me feel like I was able to look at someone else, which I loved.

    Image via The Film Experience

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  1. The HBO made-for-TV movie, which focuses on John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election, has already been attacked by conservative groups. But TV critic David Bianculli says the movie is fair — and balanced.
(via Is ‘Game Change’ Fair To Sarah Palin? You Betcha : NPR) View in High-Res

    The HBO made-for-TV movie, which focuses on John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election, has already been attacked by conservative groups. But TV critic David Bianculli says the movie is fair — and balanced.

    (via Is ‘Game Change’ Fair To Sarah Palin? You Betcha : NPR)

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  1. You can find this freshly posted as of yesterday. ‘She should be ashamed of what she did to Sarah Palin,’ which I think is a discredit to both me and former Governor Palin. She’s not fragile. And I’m not mean. And to imply otherwise is a disservice to us both. No one ever said, ‘Oh that Will Ferrell. He should be ashamed of the way he’s conducting himself playing George W. Bush.’ No one would ever say that.

    — From the Fresh Air interview: Tina Fey reflects on her Sarah Palin impersonation

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  1. I think [Republican strategists] are afraid of [Sarah Palin] because they know she’s a polarizing figure who by-and-large turns off independents and independents, at the end of the day, are really the kind of people you want to get to win a general election. I think they also have a lot of fear that she is undisciplined and not very diligent about doing her homework and that to win the presidency, you have to put together one good month after another. And some person who worked with Governor Palin on the McCain campaign said that he ‘didn’t really think she was capable of putting together five good days in a row.’

    — Vanity Fair national writer Todd Purdum tells Terry Gross why Republican strategists fear Sarah Palin.

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  1. I think Sarah Palin, as Oscar Wilde once said, ‘is the kind of thing you like if you like that sort of thing.’ She is incredibly polarizing. And the people who like her, love her to death. And the people who can’t stand her, really can’t stand her. And I think she has to be used very carefully as a surrogate and as an influence in politics — and as we’ve seen in the last week or two, there’s been a lot of buzz about how members of what’s left of the Republican establishment are actually quite nervous about Governor Palin because they think she could run for president. They think it’s possible that she could win a few primaries or even the nomination and I think most Republicans would think that would be an absolute disaster for their party.

    — Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum, on the polarization and influence of Sarah Palin.

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  1. Tomorrow: A Conversation About the Election Results

    We’ll be joined by Todd Purdum, the national editor for Vanity Fair. He’s written about John Boehner, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, Karl Rove, John McCain and President Obama.

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  1. The only [dissenting] gesture coming out of the Republican Party that I’ve seen is coming from Karl Rove, of all people — an unlikely dissident, but there he is, who on primary night pointed to one of the Tea Party candidates in Delaware and said some of her statements were nutty and she might not prevail in November … after which he was set upon by Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh and the whole blogosphere and told to get back in line — which he did a couple of days later, coming back on Fox News a couple of days later and saying that he thinks ‘Christine O’Donnell is a great candidate and should be supported.’ So he was whipped back into line.

    — Sean Wilentz, on the lack of dissent within the Republican Party, in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

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