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Palin's Failin' (Noonan Barf Alert)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/17/08 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 10/16/2008 10:11:33 PM PDT by acsuc99

But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office. She is a person of great ambition, but the question remains: What is the purpose of the ambition? She wants to rise, but what for? For seven weeks I've listened to her, trying to understand if she is Bushian or Reaganite—a spender, to speak briefly, whose political decisions seem untethered to a political philosophy, and whose foreign policy is shaped by a certain emotionalism, or a conservative whose principles are rooted in philosophy, and whose foreign policy leans more toward what might be called romantic realism, and that is speak truth, know America, be America, move diplomatically, respect public opinion, and move within an awareness and appreciation of reality. But it's unclear whether she is Bushian or Reaganite. She doesn't think aloud. She just . . . says things. Her supporters accuse her critics of snobbery: Maybe she's not a big "egghead" but she has brilliant instincts and inner toughness. But what instincts? "I'm Joe Six-Pack"? She does not speak seriously but attempts to excite sensation—"palling around with terrorists." If the Ayers case is a serious issue, treat it seriously. She is not as thoughtful or persuasive as Joe the Plumber, who in an extended cable interview Thursday made a better case for the Republican ticket than the Republican ticket has made. In the past two weeks she has spent her time throwing out tinny lines to crowds she doesn't, really, understand.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gopcoup; handwringers; mccainpalin; noonan; obama; palin; palinderangment; pds; peggynoonan; peggywho; poisonpen; rinorevolution
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1 posted on 10/16/2008 10:11:33 PM PDT by acsuc99
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To: acsuc99

Jealous woman. That’s all Peggy is anymore. Shame.


2 posted on 10/16/2008 10:12:55 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: acsuc99

I wish Noonan and Parker would take a vacation somewhere together. How ‘bout Pluto. The Un-Planet.


3 posted on 10/16/2008 10:12:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an effeminate whiner and crybaby. Not presidential material.)
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To: acsuc99

With “conservatives” like Noonan and the Franken-contributing Ben Stein, who needs enemy Marxists?


4 posted on 10/16/2008 10:13:02 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: acsuc99

I refuse to read her crap anymore. She has become a bitter has been.


5 posted on 10/16/2008 10:13:23 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: acsuc99

Peggy Noonan has a severe case of Palin envy.


6 posted on 10/16/2008 10:13:45 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood (Odinga is the new Ayers.)
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To: NinoFan

I still don’t know who she is.


7 posted on 10/16/2008 10:13:53 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: He Hates Plumbers)
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To: acsuc99

Peggy is an elitist snob. Palin’s job is to stir up the base. She’s also a GOVERNOR so her focus isn’t foreign policy but that of an executive.

If Sarah was from the same country club then everything would be just ducky.


8 posted on 10/16/2008 10:14:38 PM PDT by misterrob (Obam-Spreading the Wealth To Those Who Didn't Earn It.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Noonan and Parker two of the most pathetic elitists i’ve ever seen. I’m embarrased they call themselves Conservatives.


9 posted on 10/16/2008 10:14:38 PM PDT by ground_fog
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To: acsuc99

Wow, Noonan’s jealousy rages on. Palin repeatedly rakes in crowds larger than any other candidate in history, and especially any other veep, and she doesn’t have the tools? LOL! Looks like Noonan is bucking for a nice cush job in bambi’s new Stalinist regime.....good luck with all that lady....


10 posted on 10/16/2008 10:14:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: acsuc99
poor peggy will never get over “W” not bringing her back to the WH as a speech writer.

Like mo-do, she gets more bitter day by day...jealousy does that.

Give it up, peggy. Your day in the sun is over.

11 posted on 10/16/2008 10:14:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: acsuc99

Peggy recently suffered from cranial-rectal prolapse when her head fell through her butt and broke her friggin’ neck.


12 posted on 10/16/2008 10:15:18 PM PDT by Rudder (That one, Hussein Obama)
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To: acsuc99

Oh, Peggy.

She’s the VP candidate for pete’s sake. Their job is to go to rallies and attack the opposition.


13 posted on 10/16/2008 10:15:18 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: acsuc99

“She wants to rise, but what for?”

To serve a purpose higher than herself. You, Peggy, wouldn’t understand that.


14 posted on 10/16/2008 10:15:27 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If the election were today, Obama would win.........in Europe.)
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To: acsuc99
But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office.

Sure. That's why nobody bothers to come to her events.

C'mon, Peggy, buy a clue.

15 posted on 10/16/2008 10:15:39 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swiftboating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: acsuc99
Doesn't look like she's failin to me...









SARAH PALIN DRAWING HUGE CROWDS ALL ACROSS AMERICA

...now so is Noonan. Lyin that is.

16 posted on 10/16/2008 10:16:11 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: acsuc99

Peggy Noonan, the 'conservative' Maureen Dowd.
17 posted on 10/16/2008 10:16:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: acsuc99

Oh my. Peggy didn’t jump the shark, it ate her and pooped her out.


18 posted on 10/16/2008 10:16:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: acsuc99

Noonan has been reduced to writing phoney, attention-seeking drivel. Come get me, coppers. What kind of delusional pap is that?

Does she have a book coming out or perhaps a need to keep up her cred at the salons?


19 posted on 10/16/2008 10:16:57 PM PDT by loungeSerf (Freedom Sucks! Obama 08)
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To: All

Anyone want to pass the hat for Joe?

Seems like the best way to put Miss Peggy in her rightful place.


20 posted on 10/16/2008 10:17:15 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: acsuc99

Peggy, could you be more irrelevant?

Your snooty, snobbishness might play well on 5th avenue, but main-street has had quite enough of you. Go away.


21 posted on 10/16/2008 10:17:23 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: NinoFan

Can she just shut up? Or is she trying out for her own show at DNCNBC......


22 posted on 10/16/2008 10:17:35 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: acsuc99
Whoa!

Just googled "define: effete" and up comes Peggy Noonan.

23 posted on 10/16/2008 10:17:51 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Truth is a Weapon
She was the female darling of the elite and some on the right. She has been rendered ridiculous by Palin. At least Bill Buckley had the class to give it up for Reagan. What makes matters worse is the fact that an older icon chose the attractive younger woman to take the ride of her life. It's not policy or the other head fakes the old gal is spewing. It's biology , nothing more nothing less.
24 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:05 PM PDT by fantom
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To: jacquej

She has become a Dem


25 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:09 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: maine-iac7
Ummm, Peg sounds worried about her cool exotic black dude's chances.

She sounds just plain silly now.

26 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:27 PM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: acsuc99
Just a few weeks ago Noonan was praising Palin after she got caught in her on mic crap throwing. Now that Noonan sees Americans on the right and the center love Palin, her jealousy raises its stinkin head.

Noonan, just walk off into the desert without any water please. Save us from hearing your pathetic dribble.
27 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:50 PM PDT by jrooney (I am not voting for Spread the Wealth/Senator Government. I am voting for the War Hero and Baracuda.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
"Peggy Noonan has a severe case of Palin envy."

Perfect, T. Buzz. ;-)

28 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:52 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: pissant

lol, thanks for the laugh.


29 posted on 10/16/2008 10:18:54 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: acsuc99

She is not as thoughtful or persuasive as Joe the Plumber

well, I’m shocked she would show some respect for one of the ‘other’ people.
Get your filthy hands off my poor Fifi, you bad, bad man!


30 posted on 10/16/2008 10:19:03 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: acsuc99

Dear Lord! When will these jealous witches stop?


31 posted on 10/16/2008 10:19:05 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: acsuc99

Peggy used to write stuff worth reading. She’s gone off the deep end like Bob Barr and a few others.


32 posted on 10/16/2008 10:19:21 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: acsuc99
I've listened to her, trying to understand if she is Bushian or Reaganite

Thank goodness Palin is neither. She's her own woman with her own mind - and it's conservative. Noonan's been sucking the elite republican tit for so long, she no longer recognizes conservatism.

What is the purpose of the ambition?

Hey dipstick, there's an elephant in the room. The question you should be raising is What is the purpose of obama's ambition?

33 posted on 10/16/2008 10:19:25 PM PDT by gotribe (obama just sucks)
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It seems obvious now, having watched the charismatic Palin in action, that the females on the sidelines would extend their claws. I would have expected better from republican women-- but I guess that's just me.

Such cattiness from two women--Noonan and Parker-- neither one of whom has ever even tried to get elected to anything.

34 posted on 10/16/2008 10:20:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: misterrob

Noonan isn’t just a snob she is an obvious revolting snob I am proud to have disliked her from long ago.

Why would any alleged conservative disfavor this conservative governor as opposed to, say, the third most liberal nincompoop senator Joe Biden?

These people like Noonan were always crap and now they are showing their true colors. I would kick Noonan out of the way to have a conversation with Palin.


35 posted on 10/16/2008 10:20:42 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: acsuc99

Poooooor Pegster’s soooo irrelevant.

Want some cheese with that whine, Pegs? I think the Camembert’s ripened...or is that the stench of your catty jealousy?


36 posted on 10/16/2008 10:20:55 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: acsuc99
Peggy has been bitten by the green eyed monster. Peggy thought she was the folksky woman conservative while attending the Georgetown parties.

But a real folksky conservative woman has appeared on the scene and her name is Gov. Sarah Palin and she won't be attending Georgetown parties.

37 posted on 10/16/2008 10:20:57 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: acsuc99
You have to give people time to show what they have. Because maybe they have magic too.

But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office.

Seven whole weeks? Peggy, just sit down and be quiet. Your columns are becoming embarrassingly nonsensical.

38 posted on 10/16/2008 10:21:07 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: acsuc99

Is this “b” at it again?


39 posted on 10/16/2008 10:21:24 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: acsuc99

Dr. TwithanH has diagnosed Ms. Noonan’s problem! She’s listening to Gov. Palin with her “entrenched in the beltway” ears. She needs an ear lavage.


40 posted on 10/16/2008 10:21:27 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I've got the fevah! McCain/Palin 2008!!!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

At least Barr is still a real man and not some Rockefeller country clubber.


41 posted on 10/16/2008 10:21:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Good job, Canada!)
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To: acsuc99
from her bio on peggynoonan.com:

her alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer at CBS News in New York, where she wrote and produced Dan Rather’s daily radio commentary. She also wrote television news specials for CBS News. As editorial and public affairs director at WEEI-AM, the CBS owned station in Boston, she won the Tom Phillips Award for broadcast commentary. In 1978 and 1979 she was an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.

She lives in New York City.

The problem is obvious, it's in the East. Northeast that is. See BS and Dan Rather,

New York City

git a rope!

42 posted on 10/16/2008 10:21:40 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: acsuc99

Peg Noone has a severe case of jealousy. “Oh boo hoo, if I could just be as pretty, classy, sexy, enthusiastic, inspiring, hunt moose, shoot a gun, ride a snowmachine, fish, quick on my feet, and most of all be loving mother and wife then I could be just like Sarah.” “Well, since I cannot do any of that then I will just be a jealous bitch.”


43 posted on 10/16/2008 10:22:20 PM PDT by biff
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To: acsuc99
She just . . . says things.

So does Peggy Noonan, and most of it is garbage of recent date.

Just take the job with PMSNBC already, Peg.
44 posted on 10/16/2008 10:22:27 PM PDT by LostInBayport (John McCain is the Luckiest Man Alive...mere mortals such as we can only wonder why...)
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To: acsuc99
What is the purpose of the ambition? (She) wants to rise, but what for?

PN should be asking the One that question...

45 posted on 10/16/2008 10:22:29 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: gotribe

Whatever happened to the phrase “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”...

I used to like Peggy Noonan, but have realized that she must have lost something when going through menapause because she turned left and went off the cliff politically.


46 posted on 10/16/2008 10:22:49 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: acsuc99; All

You know back when Peggy Noonan was first on the scene I use to see her in interviews all the time. I don’t or didn’t know what the fuss was all about. She didn’t seem terriblly bright then and she really seems just plain dumb now. Maybe she just isn’t getting all the attention she use to. I cannot for the life of me figure her out. I think her 15 minutes is long over.


47 posted on 10/16/2008 10:22:51 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: acsuc99
"ITS TWUE, ITS TWUE ITS WEALLY TWUE!"

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48 posted on 10/16/2008 10:23:21 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: acsuc99

Poor Peggy has been milking her connection to Reagan for the past twenty years, but the well’s run dry. Maybe she needs to find another topic to write about other than politics to recharge and find her muse again. She’s starting to sound like that awful Doris Kearns Goodwin, who seems to be on television every day for the past thirty years and no matter what the topic is, she will always somehow relate it to JFK. Maybe Peggy and Doris should go on a Road Trip.


49 posted on 10/16/2008 10:23:25 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: acsuc99

MSNBC loves peggys drivel. We all need to speak in BS terms to garner respect from the upper classes of snotdom.


50 posted on 10/16/2008 10:23:42 PM PDT by linn37 (Phlebotomists need love too.)
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