Sarah Palin was not spared the "Three Minute Hate" sequence as she sat in the fifth row of the Pella Opera House Tuesday night watching the world premiere of the film which documents the good, the bad and the ugly about her political career. If the good is represented by her accomplishments as a mayor and a governor, and the bad by the way the media misrepresented her and ignored her accomplishments, the ugly would have to be the opening montage in which such Hollywood celebrities as Matt Damon, David Letterman, Bill Maher and others angrily attack her using language so vulgar it would make a pirate blush. The Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond interviewed Gov. Palin about the Hollywood hate sequence:
After the movie, as throngs of supporters and reporters clamored for attention, THR asked her: "In the first 10 minutes where all the celebrities are trashing you, how do you respond to something like that?"In a perfect world, her Hollywood attackers would have to confront Sarah Palin with their vile hatred in person, rather from the relative safety of their nightclub acts and television shows. Then Sarah could wash their mouths out with lye soap while Todd teaches their partners in degeneracy the manners their parents obviously failed to impart.
Palin said she hadn't seen or heard much of the TV and radio footage before seeing it in the movie, which bleeped some of the dirtier language, though it was easy to determine what the entertainers were saying, including lots of profane references to the female anatomy.
"This is the first that I've seen much of that. It kind of takes you back," she told THR. "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?
"What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they'd seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?"