* Bad Lip Reading tries its hand at a fictional Veep.
* Ann comes to Mitt's defense, from The Onion.
* News Feed History of the World summarizes May.
* Here's how to pretend you know something about the Wisconsin recall.
* Jason Alexander apologizes for calling a sport gay.
* The coolest cupcakes for your July 4th party, from Laughing Squid.
Tags: Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Daily Links, HBO, Mitt Romney, Recall, The Onion, vice president, Wisconsin
* Robert Hatch-Miller's 35-minute documentary REPUBLICAN DAD is well worth your time.
* Splitsider talks about TV's latest vice: Veep.
* From Funny or Die, President Obama supports the Tupac hologram.
* George H.W. Bush wonders where his Secret Service detail went, from The Onion.
* Jay Leno claims Republicans love to laugh at themselves, so apparently Democrats have something in common with them.
Tags: Daily Links, Democrats, George H.W. Bush, HBO, Jay Leno, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Secret Service, The Onion, vice president
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Tags: HBO, Jon Stewart, Julianne Moore, Movies, Sarah Palin, The Daily Show, Video
Sarah Palin's super PAC just released a rebuttal-before-the-fact of HBO's forthcoming politi-crack film Game Change, claiming that it "presents a history that never happened." Which is odd, if you think about it. I'd always thought that was Palin's favorite kind of history…
I don't know. I think I'm gonna go with the Julianne Moore version. No offense, but I just find her Sarah Palin to be a more believable three-dimensional character.
And I'm not really sure I'm completely following the argument here…
Palin's version uses clips from her 2008 convention speech along with praise from members of McCain’s team to argue that she gave the campaign a much-needed boost. In an e-mail promoting the video, her team urges HBO to label the film "fiction."
(It’s worth noting that two of the aides featured in SarahPAC’s trailer — Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace — say they found the movie to be accurate.)
As far as I can tell, the HBO version is not claiming that Sarah Palin did not invigorate the McCain campaign. I think that both trailers are in agreement about that. It's just that the HBO one present sarah Plain as a somewhat duplicitous attention-junky with a childish petulant demeanor.
Actually, I guess both trailers agree on that, too.
Tags: HBO, Julianne Moore, Movies, Sarah Palin
Conservatives, take note: nothing good can come of talking to liberal Hollywood elitists, especially if said liberal Hollywood elitists are planning to make a movie about your former boss.
Much ink has been spilled about HBO's new Sarah Palin movie, featuring Tina Fey lookalike Julianne Moore in the lead, but that's only because people like Jason Recher make it so much fun. Recher, a former Palin aide who offered to formally consult with screenwriter Danny Strong on the movie, is now saying that the film's depiction of Palin is false…
Recher insisted that, based on the trailer and accounts about the movie, the film paints Palin negatively and claimed screenwriter Danny Strong had prevented him from fact-checking it.
Oh yeah, the movie hasn't actually been released yet. I guess his conservative Spidey sense must just be tingling, which is kind of like Democrats' political acumen, except that it actually exists.
The real question is why Recher was getting in bed with Hollywood at all…
Recher said he made the offer "so he could get the view of a pro-Palin person. … I wanted to make sure my voice was heard and I wasn't used as a pawn," he said of the suggestion of a formal agreement…
The question of whether he wanted to be compensated was "ridiculous," he insisted.
An adviser to a free-market conservative offering his services for no pay? Now we know the fix is in.
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Tags: HBO, Movies, Sarah Palin, Television