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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Live Mics Capture Noonan and Murphy Mocking McCain

I have a certain voyeuristic love for these surreptitiously captured "live mic" moments, where a commentator doesn't know they're on the air but the audio gets captured anyway.

The video below has a gem of a "live mic" moment that captures NBC commentator Chuck Todd, conservative commentator Peggy Noonan and former McCain campaign manager Mike Murphy mocking McCain's pick of Sarah Palin. Here are a couple of nice lines:

Todd: Is she really the most qualified woman?

Noonan: The most qualified? No. I think they went for this -- excuse me -- political bullshit about "narratives". Every time Republicans do that, 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 call it, "gimmicky".


Monitor said...

Here's a comment from my mom:

OMG! Can you imagine how most of them must secretly feel??? Like if Obama shockingly picked Eugene's Mayor Kitty Piercy!! We'd be certain he'd gone certifiably insane. To say nothing about how ultimately cruel it would be in that it would totally ravage her life and destroy her and probably her family, not because she's bad or anything but well-intentioned, but because she's not trained for the big leagues, and what's okay in our tiny town or overlooked, won't be on this national arena. I think Palin will ride it as long as she can, like finding a suitcase filled with money and going on a spree, but basically I think McCain and his crew are not only incompetent and rash, but thoughtlessly cruel. I'm so deeply RELIEVED that this is being revealed about him NOW, busting through the old carefully honed image of "the good guy maverick" that even I sort of believed over the years, just like sort of believing that a "Snickers" is good food for a coffee break...YIPES!