Nicolle Wallace: Game Change Film ‘True Enough To Make Me Squirm’

The morning after the airing of HBO’s “Game Change,” former McCain-Palin campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace weighed in on the veracity of the film that chronicled the ill-fated GOP presidential campaign.

The exchange between Wallace and George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week Sunday:

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Well, the Palin campaign didn’t like it.  How true to life? 

WALLACE:  Well, true enough to make me squirm.  But, you know, look, this isn’t a movie about campaign staff, and this isn’t even really a movie about McCain and Palin.  This is a movie about the vast gray area in which 99 percent of our politics actually takes place.  And I think that what gets boiled down or sometimes the fights or the instant analysis or the black and white, who’s up and who’s down.

But the truth is — and I think everyone around this table has had some experience in their political careers — where you’re just feeling your way through a very gray area and you’re doing your best.  And this campaign was certainly one of those instances for me.


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