What GOP strategists really think of Palin

Los Angeles-based Republican consultant Mike Murphy calls the choice of Sarah Palin "cynical" and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan says the neophyte's pick means the race is "over." They had finished speaking more carefully on MSNBC and didn't realize their microphones were still live. The audio is on YouTube; I found it via Top of the Ticket. Murphy has worked for McCain and Mitt Romney, among others. Thursday Update: I had the quotation mark in the wrong place on Noonan, and she insists anyway in her WSJ column that she didn't mean the race for president is over.

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