http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/sarah-palins-favorite-com_b_787936.htmlSarah Palin's Favorite Communist Movie
Sarah Palin writes:
Americans love Mr. Smith Goes to Washington because it's about an ordinary man who stands up to power and says, We're taking our country back.
Sidney Buchman once said, about Frank Capra:
I really believe he never knew what Mr. Smith was actually saying.
Capra wasn't the only one.
Frank Capra was a brilliant director for certain subjects, who benefited from a great cinematographer like Joseph Walker. But his style came to be known as "Capra-Corn" due to its extremely conservative, outdated and grossly sentimental view of America, and he fell out of fashion after WWII.
What Mr. Smith
is actually about is insider political corruption. Sarah Palin naturally wouldn't have a clue about that, having corrupted Alaskan politics to an unprecedented degree (I doubt she knows what compass direction the sun rises, much less what moral compass heading to follow).
In the American image that Palin and other right-wingers hold, "our" country means White Christian Fundamentalists. Minorities, Jews and others need not apply. Before anyone endorses "her" country they might double-check whether or not it would actually be "our" country. If you're gay or a minority, it won't be.