This clip is spreading like wildfire on the Net.Â Conservative pundits Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan say what they really think about the McCain/Palin ticket and its not pretty.Â Host Chuck Todd plays along.
Noonan has a column about Palin in the Wall Street Journal today.Â Credit the Right Wing Punditocracy.Â They lie to your face on National TV but when the think the mikes are off, they say what they really think.Â They are lying to us to in an desparate attempt to hold onto power.
Here’s a rough transcript (after the jump):
Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor work. Engler, Whitman, Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. And these guys, this is all like how you want to (inaudible) this race. You know, just run it up. And itâ€™s not gonna work.
Noonan: Itâ€™s over.
Murphy: Still, McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.
CT: Donâ€™tÂ you think the Palin pick was insulting toÂ Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too (inaudible)
Noonan: I saw Kay this morning.
Murphy: Theyâ€™re all bummed out. I mean, is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?
Todd:Â Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?
Noonan: The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives and (inaudible) the picture.
Yeah, but whatâ€™s the narrative?
Noonan: Every time the Republicans do that because thatâ€™s not where they live and itâ€™s not what theyâ€™re good at and they blow it.
Murphy: You know whatâ€™s really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism and this is cynical.
And as you call it gimmicky.