Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Some Mic it Hot

Transcript of hot-mic snafu with Peggy Noonan, Chuck Todd, Mike Murphy:

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

Noonan: It's Over.

Murphy: Still, McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech and do himself some good.

Todd: ...insulting to Kay Baily Hutchinson...

Noonan: Saw Kay this morning.

Todd: She's never looked comfortable up there...

Murphy: Oh, fuck that.

Todd: I mean, is she really the most qualified woman they can obtain?

Noonan: The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives... [inaudible]

Todd: Yeah, but what's a narrative?

Murphy: I totally agree.

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

Murphy: You know what's the worst thing about it, the greatest of McCain is no cynicism, and...

Murphy and Todd together: This is cynical.

Todd: And as you called it, gimmicky.

1 comment:

Red Tory said...


Quite a difference between their candid opinions and the talking points they spew for the rubes, isn't it?