Thursday, September 04, 2008

Talking Points Memo | Oy ... Live Mics Are Such Dangerous Things

From MSNBC's open mic:
Peggy Noonan, WSJ conservative: It's over.

Mike Murphy, GOP consultant: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

Chuck Todd, NBC political analyst: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.

PN: Saw Kay this morning.

CT: Yeah, she's never looked comfortable about this --

MM: They're all bummed out.

CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political bullshit about narratives --
Noonan apologizes, claims she was not referring to the McCain campaign but it's old strategy of thinking that the base of the party represents a majority of America. (Also an odd thing for her to say and may be more insulting to Karl Rove and Republicans.)

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