Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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".