Republican Strategists caught slamming Sara Palin

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May 15, 2007
Ohio, USA
For those who think McCain's VP pick Sara Palin is getting unfairly treated over her lacking credentials. Well you better talk to your own side. Because Republican Strategists that won't say it in public sure are thinking it.




Pundits Noonan and Murphy Slam Sarah Palin Off Camera, On Tape

In what was thought to be an off-air exchange, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and former John McCain advisrr Mike Murphy were caught in a “Jesse Jackson” moment when the two Republican insiders continued to discuss Sarah Palin well after they thought the NBC cameras had stopped taping, calling McCain’s VP pick “cynical” and “gimmicky.”

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Published: Sep 3, 2008
Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy Caught Slamming McCain's Palin Pick
by Steven Kane

Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy, proving they have not learned the lesson of those that have gone before them, will now have so explaining and spinning to do after a hot microphone caught the two political pundits criticizing John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

Noonan, a former speechwriter for Ronald Regan and current Wall Street Journal columnist, was on MSNBC with Mike Murphy, an informal political advisor to McCain, discussing and dissing the GOP nominee's selection of the Alaska governor.

On the tape Chuck Todd, host of the show, is heard asking the two panelists if Palin is insulting to Democrats and wondering if she really was the most qualifed women that could have been chosen. The consensus was no. Noonan even describes the race as "over".

Wednesday, Sep 03
Peggy Noonan Caught Slamming Palin Selection

Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and Wall Street Journal columnist was overheard on a hot mic bantering about Sarah Palin with GOP strategist Mike Murphy and MSNBC Political Director Chuck Todd:

Chuck Todd, MSNBC: I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

Noonan: The most qualified? No. I would think they went for the, excuse me, political bulls**t about narratives...

Noonan: Every time Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.