Hot Mic in St. Paul

Sep 3, 2008 5:59pm

ABC News’ Sara Just reports: It seems that Republicans Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy were caught in a bit of unguarded conversation today. Watch the clip below.

Noonan, a former speechwriter to Ronald Reagan and a Wall Street Journal columnist, and Murphy, a longtime GOP campaign strategist, were guests on MSNBC when host Chuck Todd breaks for a commercial. The camera cuts to a wideshot, but the audio continues for another couple of minutes, as the GOPers debate the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate, including:

Murphy: It’s not going to work.

Noonan: It’s over.

Murphy: But still, McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

Todd: I think this was insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson … She’s never looked comfortable with this.

Murphy: they’re all bummed out.

Todd: I mean, is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

Noonan: The most qualified? No. I would think they went for the, excuse me, political bull***t about narratives…

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 really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism and this is cynical.

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