Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is hitting back at the upcoming HBO film "Game Change" with a video of her own, calling it "fiction" that "presents a history that never happened."
Titled "Game Change We Can Believe In," the nearly three-minute video zeroes in on actress Julianne Moore's portrayal of Palin. It begins with Moore answering the phone, "This is Sarah," and blasts back with the words, "No -- this is Sarah" before moving to clips of Palin speeches and interviews.
"Game Change," which premieres March 10, is based on the best-selling book of the same name about the 2008 presidential election. Written by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the book devotes equal time to both the Democratic and Republican campaigns, but snippets of the HBO film released have focused almost exclusively on Palin. The trailer goes as far as to depict her as being on the "verge of a complete nervous breakdown" after being selected as John McCain's running mate.
According to USA Today, Palin's political action committee has asked HBO to air the film with the disclaimer that the work is fiction. HBO is standing by the film as "a balanced portrayal of the McCain/Palin campaign."