Thursday, September 4, 2008

Noonan on Open Mic: Palin Means It's Over

MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Republican Party strategist Mike Murphy and Wall Steet Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan discover what an open microphone can do for you. Noonan, is overheard saying: "It's over" and that she did not think Palin was the most qualified pick available to McCain.

Frank James of wrote this about the exchange:
What makes Noonan's comments over the open microphone so fascinating is that in her column which appeared in the today's Wall Street Journal she certainly seemed a lot more supportive to Palin than she did on the NBC set when she thought the mic was turned off.

"Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing -- who is really one of them and who is not -- and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy."

Noonan writes about the incident here and tries to explain to her readers what she meant.

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