Republican Convention 2008

Peggy Noonan on the Palin Pick: "I Think They Went for This, Excuse Me, Political Bullshit About Narrative"


Republican stalwarts and MSNBC commentators Peggy Noon and Mike Murphy lay into the Palin pick and McCain's zero shot at winning when they think the microphones are off:

Hat tip: Reason Online reader BDB.

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  1. This is good news for John McCain.

  2. Their internals must suck so hard.

  3. BTW, isn’t “political bullshit narrative” what Peggy Noonan is paid to do?

  4. BTW, isn’t “political bullshit narrative” what Peggy Noonan is paid to do?

    Then she’d sure know it when she sees it.

  5. More class bashing. Sarah Palin isn’t “their kind of people”.

  6. The Republicans are the disorganized fuck-up Party, the Democrats are organized and on-message, and the Republicans are resorting to class warfare.

  7. BDB | September 3, 2008, 6:52pm | #

    Joe, the only talking point I see them dragging up over this little clip is that “elitism in the MSM is clearly not limited to liberals”.

    SIV | September 3, 2008, 7:29pm | #

    More class bashing. Sarah Palin isn’t “their kind of people”.

    Good doggie, SIV! How many McCain points is that worth?

  8. Pissing off republican pundits is good thing in my book. It’s not like she or others like her are going to vote Obama.

  9. I’d love to hear what Noonan was saying ON camera. I’m guessing it wasn’t “It’s over, and this was a completely cynical VP pick.”

    I’ve never understood why the news channels use obvious party flacks as “analysts” anyway. Aren’t there any qualified people willing to give an honest opinion on tv?

  10. BOB-

    I guess Peggy was more comfortable with her hero picking a fellow revolutionary-after all, didn’t she write a book about what she obseved at the revolution?

  11. Noonan has been a joke for a long time, but it’s far too late for the Republicans to toss her out of the tent. (It drives me crazy that the Wall Street Journal, with which I often agree, has continued to carry her columns.)

  12. Hmm… A couple of neocon hacks don’t like Palin? Maybe she’s better than I thought.


  13. Noonan has responded, and claims she didn’t mean the McCain campaign is “over” but that the America of 1984 and 1988 is “over”, or something.

  14. Whoops! Tee-hee.

  15. Apparently this leak/upload was the work of Harry Shearer.

  16. I dunno that Peggy Noonan is really a Republican stalwart these days. She’s (d)evolved into pretty much of a beltway stalwart, I’d say. Exactly the kind of person who is peeved that someone outside their narrow circle is the VP nominee.

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