Youth for Palin administrator Austin Harris with Sarah Palin in Pella, Iowa
By Gary P Jackson
Austin Harris, the 15 year-old administrator and Iowa coordinator for Youth For Palin was at last night’s world premier of The Undefeated in Pella, Iowa and along with Youth For Palin co-founder Elizabeth Hawkes gives us a report of the event from their perspective:
By Austin Harris and Elizabeth Hawkes
In early May of this year, I discovered that a movie was being produced about Governor Palin and dismissed it immediately as another attack video.
It is reasonable to consider liberal movie producers deviously conjuring up a project to undermine Governor Palin as so many in the LSM have done in the past. “They’re just up to their old tricks again!”, I thought.
Indeed, who is not aware of those well crafted tricks dedicated to misrepresenting Governor Palin as diva, bad person, selfish mother, and just another self absorbed narcissist in it for the money? But to my surprise and relief, I soon discovered that there was actually someone that understood Governor Palin and he was, shockingly, a conservative movie producer from Hollywood, Stephen Bannon.
The day of the premiere was filled with excitement. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon we finally arrived in the beautiful town of Pella, Iowa. The journey took us over an hour to drive but, in hindsight, it was well worth every minute as my anticipation of seeing Governor Palin reached unparalleled levels.
Every place I looked there was the media and the “common folk” of Iowa surrounding the Pella Opera House eagerly waiting for just a glimpse of Governor Palin.
As I pondered that not even President Obama could attract so many fans, I maneuvered my way to my seat and sighed with relief, “I was finally and actually here!”.
Larry Peterson welcomed people to Pella by giving us a lesson on the rich history of the Pella Opera House. We then sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic and This Is My Country. What transpired next was better than any Hollywood studio stage editing or director’s cut. Halfway through our second rendition of these patriotic songs, Governor Palin walk into the theater. All around me, cheering supporters were taking pictures as Governor Palin took her seat, not in an isolated roped off area by herself but right in the middle of the crowd with everyday, average Americans.
The Mayor of Pella, Darrel Dobernecker, welcomed Governor Palin to Pella by cleverly telling her, “You like to rock the boat and it is better to rock the boat then to sink the ship.”
Next, Stephen Bannon introduced the movie, we prayed and appropriately ended with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Undefeated kicks off with cinematography of Governor Palin on the stage with John McCain announcing her as Vice President. Then the film spends a few minutes showing pictures and video’s of Governor Palin during her childhood years. It talks about Exxon oil spill and why people love Alaska. It provides a well choreographed perspective on why she ran for Mayor and Governor. It describes, in detail, why Governor Palin did these things, how she did it, and how the people benefited from it in Alaska. It talks about a wide variety of issues that go from oil to corruption to budgets to resigning and what she did after she resigned.
The documentary depicts her as a dedicated and hard working Mayor and Governor that never lost her perspective of being an everyday, average American.
Sarah Palin didn’t care if the corruption was in her party or not; she took it on where she saw it and won. The film correctly portrayed her as a person that really cared about the people and not just about herself.
The crowd in the theater was very energized and clapped and cheered numerous times during the movie.
If Governor Palin does decide to run for President in the 2012 primary, this movie will really help her with those voters that are still undecided.
The Undefeated is a huge game changer.
My level of support, respect, and enthusiasm is much higher then it was before, and trust me, it was very high before.
If you have not seen this movie please do. It will change your perspective on Palin dramatically.
Austin Harris with Andrew Breitbart in Pella, Iowa
Austin Harris with Robert L. Vander Plaats, 3 time Iowa RepublicanGubernatorial candidate, in Pella, Iowa
This was an exclusive by Elizabeth Hawkes and Gold Coast Chronicle Original article here.