Cindy McCain On “Game Change”: “I Can Go To Disneyland For Fiction”
10:30 am, March 8th | by Laura Donovan
Like other alumni of the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, Cindy McCain says upcoming HBO film “Game Change” is an inaccurate portrait of what really happened during the election.
“First of all, let me say that I am not going to see ‘Game Change,’” the wife of former presidential candidate John McCain said on a Wednesday episode of Piers Morgan Tonight. “I lived this, and from everything I’ve read and heard, it doesn’t even resemble what took place — I can go to Disneyland for fiction.”
Cindy even came to the defense of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who gets pretty rough treatment in the “Game Change” trailer.
“I’m truly sorry if they depicted her in any fashion other than a strong and independent woman. I think what happened to her was entirely unfair.”
Cindy’s daughter Meghan, who blogs for The Daily Beast, voiced opposition to “Game Change” last year when she said the book about which it was based contained untruths. Her Daily Beast column about “Game Change” published last spring appears to have been removed from the Internet, but she discussed her issues with the film earlier this month during a NewsBeast TV appearance.
“HBO, kiss my ass,” Meghan said, adding that “Game Change” has “a lot of lies” and that actress Julianne Moore did a “crappy imitation” of Palin onscreen.
“I’m not going to your freakin’ premiere of that movie,” Meghan said, noting that Cindy is especially unhappy about the movie. “Stop sending me emails…My mother is quite upset over it, and I think just out of compassion for her…it’s just weird.”
Arizona Sen. John McCain took a similar stance Monday when he said on CBS, “It’s based on a book that is full of unattributed quotes, things that absolutely never happened, and if it’s based on that book, which I was briefed on, then, of course, it can’t be accurate.”
At least we know the McCains won’t be watching HBO on Saturday night.
Watch Cindy explain why she won’t be tuning in for “Game Change” below: