Outnumbered author Jedediah Bila shares her impressions from the Pella premiere of "The Undefeated" in her Daily Caller column today. Some excerpts:
First off, there’s something extraordinary about the communication between Todd and Sarah. There’s a palpable trust and commitment, a mutual support system that grounds them and propels them forward. They are a genuine team.- JP
The audience was decidedly engaged during the film, particularly throughout the segments that focus on Palin’s policies in Alaska. Many lines were met with excitement and applause — especially those viewed by some as alluding to a possible presidential run — and Sarah received a standing ovation at the end.
Palin spent quite some time signing books for and speaking with supporters. It appears that she enjoys those opportunities the most — the ones where she gets to interact with everyday Americans who share her love of country.
I had the chance to speak with Palin throughout the evening. Although I had interviewed her via telephone once before and met her briefly at the aforementioned Long Island event, this was the first time I really got to chat with her face to face.
She is incredibly gracious. When you talk to her, she really listens to what you’re saying. Her patriotism shines through consistently. When you ask her a question, she’s not afraid to tell you what she thinks. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. She possesses an inspiring optimism. She has a warm, approachable demeanor, but there’s something tough as nails that always comes through. And her humility is remarkable.