Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Live Mic, Republican Style!

Republican strategist Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan on The Palin*:

Thomas sent to this me from ClusterFlock, who got it via TalkingPointsMemo. TPM thoughtfully included the transcript:
Chuck Todd: Mike Murphy, lots of free advice, we'll see if Steve Schmidt and the boys were watching. We'll find out on your blackberry. Tonight voters will get their chance to hear from Sarah Palin and she will get the chance to show voters she's the right woman for the job Up next, one man who's already convinced and he'll us why Gov. Jon Huntsman.

(cut away)

Peggy Noonan: Yeah.

Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys -- this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it's not gonna work. And --

PN: It's over.

MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

CT: 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 --

CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.

MM: I totally agree.

PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it.

MM: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.

MM: Yeah.

* Like all other hurricanes, the Palin only needs one name.


Jessica M said...

My mom, ever the conspiracist, thinks they picked Palin for the ultra-con money she'll bring, and they're going to dump her after some further shit-storm skeleton comes out of her closet--and replace her with Jeb.

All Hail the Royal Bushes.

Pranayama mama said...

good stuff!

Kris said...

That's hysterical! I also believe that they planned on canning her all along, but wanted the buzz of her being on the ticket for a time.

Good lord, Jeb? Really? I think that is when I move to Canada.

Melanie K said...

Well, at least Jeb is smarter than a fifth-grader. Er, I mean his brother.

This is my contribution to the conspiracy theories (sent to Thomas a few days ago, so probably outdated now:

The Paylin is announcing that her daughter is preggers now to dispel the rumors, instead of just ignoring what had yet to go to the mainstream media.

The belief would be that, while not impossible, it is unlikely that the daughter would be pregnant again so soon after the first. She'll probably suffer a tragic "miscarriage" due to the stress of hounding by the liberal media. Two birds, one stone.