Anyone else see it? I was curious as to the non-liberal viewpoint, but, in my estimation, it was more of a confirmation of things I already knew. The person who came off the best was John McCain, who appears as a thoroughly decent person who got dragged along at times in his exasperation to win the election. Palin, on the other hand, is a decidedly mixed bag. The film does a good job of showing how shitty the media was to her family and Palin's genuine sense of family (although I still think that she trotted out her family for political gain too often, which is not depicted in the film). I also couldn't decide whether to pity Palin for being thrust into a situation where she was clearly in over her head or despise her for her arrogance, viciousness in the waning days of the election (and since, since negativity and hating Obama seem to be her present occupation), child-like tantrums and general oblivion to her incompetence and lies. You can also tell that this was a heavily McCain team version of the story because it goes well in depth with their frustrations and anger towards Palin. Interestingly, the dynamic between McCain and Palin seems to never waver. McCain takes an almost fatherly approach towards Palin and Palin reveres him like a teenage girl backstage with a boy band. I have to wonder as to the accuracy of some of the conversations shown in the film, particularly the ones by the McCain staffers. Some of them were searing indictments, especially the Palin assistant who quit tearfully stating she couldn't vote because of Palin. Also, the speech by Steve Schmidt eviscerating Palin for wanting to speak at the concession speech was epic. I actually think it's pretty likely the dialogue in the film is pretty spot on considering much of the narrative that has gotten out since the campaign from both parties. Here are some highlights of things I didn't know necessarily from the campaign that were shown: - Palin thought Queen Elizabeth was the Head of State of England - McCain lamenting the tarnishing of his legacy as a principled leader with the overtly nasty turn his campaign took in the last desperate days - Generally everyone in the McCain campaign, except Palin, thinking the Katie Couric and John Gibson interviews were completely fair. I had always thought the campaign was up in arms about it, for some reason. - Palin's teleprompter went out during her convention speech, which was pretty impressive, for all her faults All in all, I thought it was pretty good and typical of the high quality of HBO political films, up there with Too Big to Fail and Recount.