People we’d like to meet at TIFF: Sarah Palin

People we’d like to meet at TIFF: Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (Image: David Shankbone) 

This TIFF could be one of the most buzzy in recent record, because not only will Lars Von Triers Melancholia be honoured a special presentation after his famed Nazi comments, but it will also be home to the world premiere of Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill’s film Sarah Palin: You Betcha, a look into the journey of one of the Republican party’s most infamous vice-presidential candidates. We can’t wait to toast to the maverick at an after-party or two, but until then, here are some topics we hope the film touches on, after the jump.

1. Girlfriend-type calls (from an email)
“Hate to pick this one up again, but have heard three different times today the rumor again the Bristol is pregnant or had this baby. Even at Trig’s doc appt this morning his doc said that’s out there (hopefully NOT in their medical community-world, but it’s out there). Bristol called again this afternoon asking if there’s anything we can do to stop this as she receive two girlfriend-type calls today asking if it were true.”

2. The definition of “true Alaskan” (from an email)
“Keep hunting, keep being a true Alaskan… keep calling it as you see it – we love the mobster in ya.”

3. Letting go (from Esquire)
“You have to let it go. Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go.”

4. Her campaign as a doormat (from Esquire)
“If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I’d say, Tell the campaign that you’ll be callin’ some of the shots. Don’t just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you’re the CEO of a state, you’re forty-four years old, you’ve got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate.”