Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Noonan: 'It's over'

Via Hot Air and the Politico, the obligatory YouTube of Peggy Noonan and GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught on a open microphones at MSNBC, slagging the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as GOP running mate:

I've been telling you for weeks about the "we're doomed" vibe coming from within the GOP elite, and here you see a good example of the genre, as Noonan contradicts her own column, which portrayed Palin as an invincible winner.

Here you see what Noonan really thinks. After Murphy says the choice of Palin is "not going to work," Noonan interjects: "It's over." Responding to a question of whether Palin is the "most qualified" for the presidency, Noonan says, "No. I think they went for this ... political bulls--- about narratives." Murphy then adds that the pick of Palin is "cynical."

I'm reminded of what the late Michael Rust told me the day I arrived in D.C.: "Welcome to Washington, a town where people advance" -- and here, he gestured as if climbing a ladder -- "on the knives stuck in the backs of their former friends."


  1. I can't say for sure, but I see the cynical angel. I have wondered about it. And, yes, I can see McCain making a choice based on cynicism, coupled with desperation. I, personally, felt it as an attack on my conservative nature. Socially, politically, morally, Palin is a stick in my eye from a guy who hates conservatives. He has to be yacking it up watching the "right" eat the pile of s**t he just heaped on the plate.

    Vox Day is the only other who seems to be with me on this. Oh well.

  2. Noonan genuinely disappointed me with that stuff.

    But bitches are what bitches do...

  3. I've never seen the appeal as others on the Right, of Peggy Noonan. She seems to be a snobby Northeasterner liberal in "Conservative" clothing.

    This is the last straw for her in my book. Attack Palin as a "Rightwinger" at your own peril. Let's just give Noonan to the Left where she belongs.