Skip to comments.Miles To Go(Peggy Noonan)
Posted on 09/12/2008 3:55:21 AM PDT by DallasBiff
Democrats, hit reset. Accept the fact that the race has changed utterly, that you're up against a ticket that has captured the public imagination. Now you must go out and recapture it.
Out of the shirtsleeves, into the suit. Stop prowling the stage with what looks like Phil Donahue's old mic. No more scattered, listless riffs; back to the podium and the preparedand focusedspeech. Campaign as a duo, Obama-Biden, together again. Obama alone looks like he's part of nothing.
You must aim your fire at the top of the ticket, John McCain, and not at this beautiful girl, Sarah Palin, about whom you can do nothing.
You can never kill her now. Forget it. She can hurt herself, but in terms of Democratic attacks she is bulletproof. You made her thatshe wasn't that way when she walked in
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Peggy is like Obama, in that Gov. Palin(a rural rube, in Peggy's eyes) has stolen her spotlight, and Peggy's spotlight is that as being the womens voice of the GOP, and she can't stand it.
She did not diss Palin, she’s rightly worried about the people who are handling Palin...
Peggy went native..too much time on Manhattan has addled her thinking. I dont trust a word she says anymore.
There are some smart observations and a lot of air in this article.
It’s kind of sad. I figured she’d hide out for a week and then write a puff piece saying in effect “Please, please please like me again.”
We can forgive, but trusting what she writes is something else entirely.
No she diss Sarah and she is trying to recover. This is not the first time she showed her elite NYC side. Peggy is a two faced B*%ch.
Have you seen Pegs on her chick website with all her mostly manhattany leftist friends?
“wowOwow is a free daily Internet website created, run and written by Lesley Stahl, Peggy Noonan, Liz Smith, Joni Evans, Mary Wells, Sheila Nevins, Joan Juliet Buck, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Reed, Joan Ganz Cooney, Judith Martin, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, and Marlo Thomas.”
Peggy: I’m tired of being lectured by someone who fusses over their copy as much as you do. George Bush didn’t hire you as a speechwriter, and we’re better for it.
I don’t think you read the column.
I liked it, found it fair, thoughtful, and pretty much mirrors my own thoughts.
Obama’s response to Palin has been downright stupid.
I stopped reading Peggy Noonan after she joined the msnbc crowd and seemed to sell her pen/keyboard to the Manhattan A-list party people.
She has reverted to her democrat roots, but is trying to disguise it to keep her credentials as a conservative voice on the network. She is as conservative as Lincoln Chafee now.
But Peggy, YOU said at the convention that McCain's strategy of picking Palin for her "narrative" would not work and that it was over!
That is probably the case, since Peggy is trying to come home.
Sorry Peg, you’re dead to me.
Looks more like a web enabled Tupperware Party.
Bet it sounds like one, too. Fourteen women in a romm and there are fourteen conversations going on. Not one is listening.
Nevertheless, Republicans need to remember it's nearly two months until the election. It's a tough row to hoe.
I WOULD like to hear Obama actually speak about just one real issue. I would like it even more if his words on that subject matched his votes which are consistent.
“wow wow wow dot com”
What are they, seniors in high school?
What a bunch of jackasses.
I just hate it when talking heads that should be on our side give in to the Dem narrative. Peggy was wrong during the attack against Palin and she’s eating crow right now.
I don’t feel bad for her. You appear on MSNBC, you have to know what kind of channel you are getting into bed with.
John Locke on Lost: I was wrong... words to live by Peggy.
Instead of addressing the Dem’s as “you” throughout the article shouldn’t she have written “we”?
Wow. The knee jerk responses here are something else.
This is a good article. I think she’s right. Spot-on, perhaps.
Go back and read it again.
Give her a break - Peggy was on the fainting couch after the DNC convention and missed the Palin hoopla.
She does however accurately describe Governor Palin at this point as bulletproof but not essentially because she was so crudely and ineptly libeled. We must understand that Palin's appeal is essentially moral and only secondarily political.
Sarah Palin and her baby are living reproaches Barak Obama. Her very being exposes Obama for the mountebank he is. She is the real deal and so transparent that people instantly recognize her to be authentic. He is a sham and her very presence utterly diminishes him on a moral scale. More, are our moral power illuminates the moral power of John McCain. This the left does not understand.
Applying this understanding to the Charlie Gibson interview, Sarah was not harmed at all because there was nothing which fundamentally undermined America's judgment that she is authentic and morally true. It does not matter if Sarah Palin is unsure about the Bush Doctrine-so is most of America-that is not the dimension which bonds her to the people. They want to know that her heart is right and that her mind is clear. They know that no one can foresee the challenges the country will face. They are not putting a fact checker one heartbeat away from the presidency. They are putting a human being with a soul in office. They want someone whose character they can trust, because they know that it is character alone that counts when the phone rings at 3 a.m.
Consider that in the context of Obama's remarks about putting lipstick on a pig. The public knows what he was up to and they don't like it. But worse, it scares them because it betrays something about Obama's character which has ominous shadings at 3 a.m.
> Have you seen Pegs on her chick website with all her mostly manhattany leftist friends?
I just checked out their site. Wow. All these vapid lefty yoga-practitioning liberal women nattering about essentially nothing...
Real women post on the FRee Republic.
Hey, give Peggy a break.
Peggy Nooonan is dead on accurate with this quote and makes a few good points. However, the article reflects her lack of understanding about what is really going on. Peggy Noonan was very critical of the the choice of Governor Palin to be VP(not up front of course but only when she thought she wouldn't be heard). She does not acknowledge how good a choice Governor Palin is and how her friends in the MSM are going all out to destroy her.
I agree. Funny how four years ago, Peggy seemed to do everything she could to help get Bush elected because she realized the seriousness of the election. This time, she’s on the sidelines...dissing... yes dissing our candidates.
I used to look forward to her articles until the open mike shot at the RNC.
She’s obviously not pushing for our team this time....and that bothers me...
Obama is not ready for the presidency. Anyone who eargerly votes for him is out of touch with reality.
Peggy is on her way to becoming the next Arianna Huffington without the accent.
“This beautiful girl, Sarah Palin”?! WTF.
Peggy has indeed gone native. Buh-bye
The mainstream media may themselves come down on Mr. Obama. They like him, but if he doesn't come back and make this a race, he'll embarrass them. They just might be on the edge of getting angry, having been left exposed. Forget what Mr. McCain and Mrs. Palin can do to Mr. Obama: If he embarrasses the media, they'll kill him.
“Go after the old man”!!!! “The LADY is too good for us.....take out the old man”!!!
Show him BOWLING!
noonan was MSNBC fawning over Gov. Kane (eyebrow man)
her comments in general are fawning over Obama. Noonan has fallen so far down into the gutter.
Peggy- you’re a fraud and a loser. Join the ranks of A. Huffington now.
I also noticed her not referring to the Governor as Governor Palin...BUT what really got me is that right up front she refers to the Governor as a “beautiful girl”...That really infuriated me. I used to love Peggy Noonan, but she has really lost me over this election cycle...
Peggy has a certain weirdness about her.
Forget what Mr. McCain and Mrs. Palin can do to Mr. Obama: If he embarrasses the media, they'll kill him.
Gov. Palin dismissed the media out of hand at the convention. This did not make them happy campers. So in retribution, the media came down on her with both feet. The Obama campaign saw this and thought it was open season, so they piled on as well. BIG mistake.....the media and Rats got hit with blowback and McCain/Palin got a larger and faster than expected bounce. Smarting from these two slaps in the face, they feel their relevancy has been called into question....their bias exposed for the masses to see. Even those who pay scant attention to politics are suddenly aware that the media that they depend on to give them the straight story.....isn't doing it's job.
Obama now represents the media's only chance for salvation, plus, he's a two-fer! If they start questioning Obama,I mean really questioning him, that will take care of the (alleged) bias. Then, when Obama folds like a $2 suitcase under their questioning, they can lay claim to exposing him and saving the nation from him......and that will take care of the relevancy.
Hey Sen. Obama, that red spot on your forehead may not be a skin blemish!
I am SO tempted to go hotmike on you, Peggy. But I’ll just say that you’re only half-exposed as a phony: the snobbish nouveau-lib half cooing encouragement to Obama. The other half remains hidden: you secretly detest the Obamas just as much as you envy the McCains.
...isn’t doing it’s job. Should be.....isn’t doing its job.
She does need to take a vacation and needs to take along all her brilliant old articles and books, and spend time re-reading them. It might help her to get back in touch with why we loved her.
Stab and twist.