Well, it's finally out. HBO has released a full-length trailer for its upcoming film based on the John Heilemann and Mark Halperin book "Game Change."
Although the book was more about the struggle between then-Senators Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, the filmmakers may have decided that part was boring and instead chose to focus on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, specifically on his selection of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Want to take a wild guess at how HBO treats the McCain/Palin campaign?
See the HBO "Game Change" trailer:
Back in December, The Blaze's Billy Hallowell wrote about the pending release of the movie: "We’ll have to wait and see how the film treats the then-candidates before making an official determination about its fairness and accuracy. Either way, it should be a fascinating watch."
That was then, this is now.
"Seriously, for anyone who hates Palin, it’s clear that HBO has made the perfect piece of horror/comedy/porn for you," wrote Mediaite's Jon Bershad after viewing the trailer.
Some feel that HBO's portrayal of former governor Palin and, perhaps to a lesser extent, Sen. McCain plays into common stereotypes.
And while one might feel compelled to respond in anger to what many would classify a ludicrous falsehood ("We have to win this, I really don’t want to go back to Alaska”?), one has to stop and ask: "What else was I expecting?"
Of course, this is just the trailer; the actual film may be very even-handed. But we're not going to hold our breath.
Final thought: at least HBO chose a decent theme song for the trailer.