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Old 09-12-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Declarations - WSJ.com (http://tinyurl.com/3oq624 - broken link)

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Originally Posted by Peggy Noonan
You can never kill her now. Forget it. She can hurt herself, but in terms of Democratic attacks she is bulletproof. You made her that—she wasn't that way when she walked in.

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Most crucially, the snobbery of it, the meanness of it (the attacks on Palin), reminded the entire country, for the first time in a decade, what it is they don't like about the left. Really, America had forgotten. Mr. Obama's friends reminded them. Unforgettably.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Yeah. I think she pretty much lost any "credibility" she had two weeks ago with the open-mic incident.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Default Peggy Noonan: Dems have made Palin bullet proof

Just last week, Noonan said "It's over" after Palin was announced.

For you "conservative" readers, Peggy Noonan has been a longtime speechwriter for Republicans.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Great article. Says it all.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Great piece, and Noonan has a lot of insight for both sides to mull over.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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That was a very interesting perspective, I believe it accurately reflects how many in the "undecided" camp react to discussions:

The atom bomb was personal and sexual perfidy, backwoods knuckle-draggin' ma and pa saying, Tell the neighbors the baby's ours. Then the ritual abuse of the 17-year-old girl. Then the rest of it—bad mother, religious weirdo. (On this latter it must be noted that Mrs. Palin never told a church that the Iraq war was God's will; she asked them to pray that it was God's will. It wasn't the sound of Republican hubris, it was the sound of Christian humility: We can't know the mind of God, we can only pray we are in accord with it.)

All of this was unacceptable to normal Americans. They experienced it as the town gossip spreading rumor and slander before the new neighbor even got to put down her bags. It offended the American sense of fairness. And—it still lives!—gallantry.

Most crucially, the snobbery of it, the meanness of it, reminded the entire country, for the first time in a decade, what it is they don't like about the left. Really, America had forgotten.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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Most crucially, the snobbery of it, the meanness of it, reminded the entire country, for the first time in a decade, what it is they don't like about the left. Really, America had forgotten. [/b]
In a word, disdain for their fellow citizens whom they gratuitously label stupid. Of course when your ideas are rejected time after time by the voters that's about the only way to rationalize it.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Just last week, Noonan said "It's over" after Palin was announced.

For you "conservative" readers, Peggy Noonan has been a longtime speechwriter for Republicans.
Exactly! Interestingly, in a roundtable about the interview last night, Noonan pointed out that both Gibson and Palin had their own constituencies to deal with ... that Gibson was under the journalistic microscope...

So yeah I wouldn't put too much stock in this
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