Ever read a book that’s so great you just don’t want it to end? Sarah Palin is like that for lefties. Her crash and burn is so spectacular that the fun’s all but over before she’s even appeared on the national stage.
That’s according to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, famed for her speechwriting for Ronald Reagan, who agreed with GOP strategist Mike Murphy in an off-the-air chat caught by a live mike.
"It’s over," Noonan said, before going on to deride Palin’s credentials.
According to Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, some "senior-level" McCain insiders hate the pick and have been leaking to undercut it.
One of those insiders might be national co-chair Meg Whitman, who told FOX News today that, contrary to the blame-the-media stance of the campaign, the media examination of Palin was "completely fair," thus throwing the McCain campaign into total disarray.
Palin today was revealed by the Los Angeles Times not only to be a fan of the Bridge to Nowhere, which has been proved photographically, but in fact included earmark requests criticized by McCain himself. Hypocrisy much?
Today the National Enquirer claims on its cover (not available on line) that Palin had an affair with her husband’s business partner. The McCain campaign is threatening legal action. As I recall, John Edwards took the same tack when they reported on his affair.
Not only have Obama’s poll ratings improved steadily since the Democratic convention, but has now opened a double-digit lead in Iowa and Michigan, and a slight lead in Ohio. Given that he is given a 60% of winning the Kerry states, and only needs one or two states more, this may, in fact, spell doom for McCain…who is also struggling to maintain a lead in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, and Montana.
Sarah, don’t go! It’s been so much fun getting to know you…