Well that should put a nail in this Palin bubble. Surprised it took that long.
Next we need an idea about what the insiders were truly saying at places like the NAR, Countrywide, Indymac, WaMu, the NAHB and even the House and Senate. We need the Henry Blodget memo, housing bubble style.
The American people have been taken for fools. And the GOP is taking the taking for fools to a whole new level. Thanks to uber-GOP-gurus Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy and an open mic, at least we now know some of the behind-the-scenes truth. Too bad more Republicans didn't stand up to this disaster. Like standing up to the housing bailout, it would have been to their credit, and their advantage.
Noonan, Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'
After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mic ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.
"It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.
"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives," she said. "Every time Republicans do that ... because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it."
Murphy chimed in:
"The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical."
[HP side note - yes, we've done a lot of Palin stuff this past week. But I feel this debacle represents much more than just the McCain/Obama race. I think it speaks to how cynical, awful and calculating American politics has become. And the blind-faith support from the hard-core right has been just as bad as the spin and bullsh*t that came out of realtors' mouths these past few years. America deserves better. The Palin debacle might have been America's low point. It definitely feels like a low point for the GOP.]
September 03, 2008
FLASH: GOP gurus Noonan & Murphy caught on hot mic trashing Palin & McCain, admitting that "it's over" and pick was "political bullsh*t"
Posted by blogger at 9/03/2008