"Political Bullshit," "Cynical," "Gimmicky"

GOP-Loving Noonan, Murphy Trash McCain, Palin

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Haven’t people learned anything from Jesse Jackson?

If you’re wearing a microphone, don’t say anything you don’t want the world to hear! MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, political consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan all put their foots in their mouths today when, after thinking they had gone to commercial, the trio ripped on McCain’s “cynical” Sarah Palin veep pick.

The conversation gets really good when Todd wonders, “Do you think the Palin pick is insulting to Democrats? Is the really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?”

Everyone agrees that, no, Palin is not the best choice. Says the pessimistic journalist, “I think they went for the – excuse me – political bullshit about narratives… Every time Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and that’s not what they’re good at, and they blow it.” Todd agrees the party went for the narrative.

Murphy, an informal McCain adviser and personal friend, then says the worst thing is the cynicism of McCain’s decision, while Todd describes it as “gimmicky.” Earlier in the tape, Noonan describes the race as “over.” This morning she wrote this about Palin:

This is a woman who’s tough enough to work her way up and through, and to say yes to a historic opportunity, but she will know little of, or rather have little experience in, the mischief inherent in national Republican politics. She will be mobbed up in the McCain campaign by people who care first about McCain and second about themselves.

They’ll run right over her, not because they’re strong but because they’re stupid.

Oh, the irony!

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  • emb

    Truth from the pundits! Yay! Hopefully, this is where the mccain-palin ticket leaves most moderate, sensible republicans: Just shaking their heads, and not feeling much like voting for that particular ticket of ridiculousness.

  • Darth Paul

    ^^WTF, is that a chain letter or something?

  • IDNY


    now can someone explain to me why they dont just say that shit ON AIR?

    How come we always get this transparent (to some of us) bullshit rhetoric?

    I know that, you know that so why cant middle America know that?

  • Myron Pitts

    Correction: Chuck Todd said: “Don’t you think the Palin pick is insulting to KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON.”

    Noonan says: “Poor Kay this morning.”

    Huchison’s a GOP senator from Texas, a woman with plenty of experience, and one of several experienced people passed over for Palin. She was on MSNBC this morning putting on a brave face.

  • Alice

    This is the kind of thing I’d like to see out of Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. I’d love to see him unload on the GOP. That would be amazing.

    Then he could come and unload on me …. I’ll admit it, I probably need help :)


    This is delicious! Denial and arrogance has taken over once more the Obamatrons. Keep it coming!

  • dubwise

    You either have lost touch with reality…or you are some kinda strange performance artist…I can’t tell.

    Oddly, I am entertained, yet confused by your posts.

  • Tricksy

    CHURCH-ILL-Y – Please look to the Repub’s first before pointing the proverbial finger elsewhere. I can’t imagine a better example of ‘Denial’ and ‘Arrogance’ than with the current (republican) president.

    When it comes down to it, McCain, if anything, has hopefully made it a much clearer choice for a lot of people who were wavering. Really, he should’ve cut his losses and asked Paris Hilton to step in. It’s as much of a mockery as he’s just committed.

    I expect Bristol’s tell-all book / movie / reality TV show sometime after November.

  • crazylove

    Why do people insist on arguing with Church? I have to open these are just sock puppets of church’s on design. Otherwise, you are really fucking stupid to argue with him.

  • Chris Jones

    Too bad Peggy Noonan can’t be honest in her columns about how she really feels. For her to write a column like that, but then say the opposite thing when she thinks that she’s among friends is pathetic. Secondly, I always suspected Chuck Todd was a left winger given the company he keeps but now I know for sure.

  • ggreen

    I love how this shines a little light on the bullshit, clubby, Versailles nature of today’s “journalism”. Reporters are millionaires or the ass kissers of the wealthy that run the media. It’s all about the mega-corps that run the entire country and not about some little dip shit from Alaska.
    Peggy “the Loon” Noonan stinks!

  • John

    I wonder if Obama/Biden could use this as a television commercial. Would the journalists involved have to give permission?

  • TheresaS

    “Mishchief inherent in politics”–hmm–well, thanks to Miss Noonan, at least Sarah Palin will be a bit more aware of the “mishief inherent” in most of the press! Unbiased? I think not. Mr. Murphy, you have just exposed yourself for what you are. How EITHER party will ever look to you for trusted advice would be idiotic of them. Chuck Todd led you all down the road, too. There’s a surprise. None of you belong in those careers. How do you talk out of both sides of your mouth, play both ends against the middle, write positive articles and then trash a person verbally and all the while spout comments like this in public, microphone or no microphone. It’s a disgrace, pure and simple. Phonies are in the press as well. Yet another shock.

  • Roy Pyatt



    What’s that foul smell coming out of the DNC headquarters?

    Obamatron diapers full of shit that’s what!

    Obama just lost the election.

    The next Vice President of the United States Sarah Barracuda ’08

  • Marco Channing

    I just shit my pants, because Palin is the most crazy far right-wing nut job the GOP has placed on a pedestal in years. If Palin gets elected, the US will get nuked off the planet when she becomes President.


  • porsha

    Why would anyone be surprised at this? I have a solution..use c-span and decide for yourself instead of any talking heads on any channel or network. Got a brain? Use it! Back under your rock, churchill, now.

  • Julio

    Am I the only one that watches these news show purely for the entertainment. I mean they have picked up where Jerry Springer left off. I love it. Don’t get me wrong I am a slightly left leaning INDEPENTDENT. I don’t like labels. I vote for who speaks to me. And Palin does NOT speak for me… So you get the idea.


  • Mizz Thang

    Another shitty election, and another shitty president, since most Americans are more than slightly retarded (they voted for Bush–twice!), they’ll jump on this McPalin band wagon, and we’ll all have to watch McCain fall over clutching his chest at some international meeting about 6 months in, then this dumb, bassackwards country bumpkin who can’t teach her own kids how to keep their pants on can hike up the skirt around her God-fearin’ ass and put creationism in schools, shut down Planned Parenthoods nationwide (of course, when pregnancy is in HER home, it’s a “private family matter.” Welcome to the Land of Hypocritasia!), and be sure to get a-drillin’ in one of the most global-warming affected areas of our nation. Nor am I an Obamaloonie, but do I HAVE a choice? Really? Ugh. Those dumb saps act as if the dude can turn water into wine. I’m AFRAID to find out what he’s going to turn what into what, with such a lack of experience! And don’t get me started on that nutjob, Ron Paul. His groupies are insane.

    By the way, these posts are hilarious. All these people who can’t spell nor figure out what a plural noun is (“INDEPENTDENT”?? “church’s”? WTF?) are jabbing at each other, just like these 2 parties do.

    We’re doomed.

  • Dan

    Mizz Thang:

    I would like to refer to the Book of Internet Laws, specifically the one which states: “As a thread grows longer, the probability of an argument involving spelling and/or grammar approaches one,” and its more poorly documented corollary, which states: “any post correcting another poster’s grammar will itself contain a grammatical error.”

    To wit: your application of double question marks is grammatically tasteless.

    Now find a grammatical error in my post! Isn’t it fun, throwing stones in glass houses?

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