On September 27, 2008, the day that Hanks/HBO's Game Change shows Sarah Palin having a complete melt down and withdrawal, CNN caught her out socializing with average people and answering a press inquiry.
Guess Hanks/HBO missed this. Not to mention current CNN reporters.
And, of course, there's the miraculous comeback at the high pressured 90 minute Vice Presidential debate only five days later on October 2, 2012. Or maybe the McCain team brought in a double? Where's the script writing to fix up unbelievable claims when you need it? My dad used to say that the old movie serials used to leave the hero in an impossible, no escape situation and then pick up the next episode with the story jump "after escaping from the burning building".
H/T Stacy Drake