Wed, 3 September 2008
We've already heard so many times from so many conservatives that John McCain's Vice Presidential running mate Sarah Palin was the best choice for his ticket. But, how many conservatives really believe that?
Listen to what happens when Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Reagan and former McCain campaign manager Mike Murphy don't realize that their microphones are still on and recording their true feelings about Palin.
Thanks to MoveOn.org for the link to the YouTube video and the transcript of the dialog between Noonan and Murphy.
By the way, MoveOn.org has asked that we make this video as viral as we can by forwarding it to everybody we know, blogging it, podcasting it, or whatever we can do to get the message out.
Mike Murphy, former McCain advisor: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor work. Engler, Whitman, Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. And these guys, this is all like how you want to (inaudible) this race. You know, just run it up. And it's not gonna work.
Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter: It's over.
Murphy: Still, McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.
NBC's Chuck Todd: Don't you think the Palin pick was insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too (inaudible)
Noonan: I saw Kay this morning.
Murphy: They're all bummed out.
Todd: I mean, is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?
Noonan: The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives and (inaudible) the picture.
Murphy: I totally agree.
Noonan: Every time the Republicans do that because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it.
Murphy: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism and this is cynical.
Todd: And as you called it, gimmicky.
Category:Extras -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT
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