With an announcement this morning that she would be attending, next Tuesday in Iowa, the premiere of a documentary about her record of reform in Alaska and how she took on the state’s GOP establishment, former Alaska Governor and potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin reasserted herself into the spotlight, the national conversation, and the important state of Iowa, which holds the nation’s first presidential caucus.
Palin and her husband Todd will attend a screening of “The Undefeated” at the historic Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa at 5pm CST on Tuesday. After the showing, Victory Film Group, which produced the film, will host a “traditional Iowa cookout to thank the Pella Opera House and the people of Pella.”
“We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland,” Palin said in a statement.
The film’s showing will come a day after Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann kicks off her campaign in Waterloo, Iowa.
Weeks earlier, Palin was in New Hampshire the day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his campaign. The next day, stories about Palin’s arrival in New Hampshire were on the front pages of local newspapers while those of Romney’s announcement were relegated to the inside pages.
Palin’s message to her potential rivals seems to be “not so fast, my friend.”
Stephen K. Bannon, who wrote and directed the documentary in a capitalist venture independent of the Palins, said “we are incredibly excited about Governor Palin and her husband Todd’s attendance at a location that speaks to the basic core values of ‘The Undefeated.’”
On the Tuesday of Palin’s film screening, President Obama will also be in Iowa as the political media converges on the key swing state in the nation’s heartland.
Palin’s message to her potential competition in the GOP and Obama once again seems to be, “Game On!”