Skip to comments.Noonan: Mischievous Media Wants to Make Palin Face of GOP
Posted on 11/26/2008 6:54:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Why does Sarah Palin continue to receive so much media coverage? Peggy Noonan has a theory. The Wall Street Journal columnist believes the MSM is up to what she considers "mischief": attempting to make Sarah Palin the face of the Republican party.
Noonan propounded her premise during an appearance today on Morning Joe.
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Peggy Peggy Peggy - The media focus on Gov. Palin to distract the public from The One’s empty shirt.
Here in liberal Maryland Palin is a curse because she is pro-life. Even republicans here who tend to be liberal liked McCain but disliked Palin.. They ate up the press reports, didnt care about Bidens gaffs because he didnt make the news.
Noonan should be Barack Obama’s press secretary.
Last night laying in my sick bed, I watched a bit of Hardball, and they were trying really hard to find a way to say Palin was the reason McCain lost. Where on earth do they get this crap? Without her, he would have gotten about 10% of the vote, and most republicans would have stayed home. I’ve decided I have to watch these liberal shows more often just to understand where these opinions.
Someone who blithely says we should go to war with Russia if it invades Georgia (as she told Charlie Gibson), and who did little more than repeat her applause lines over and over again on the campaign trail hasn't yet shown the substance it will take to draw a wider base beyond a segment of conservatives. Who does she take us for, a bunch of boobs? Include me out!
Like many here I initially was thrilled by her selection, especially after the convention speech, but it became apparent there wasn't much substance after the speeches. It's time for us to work on ourselves as a conservative movement, get back to basics, and develop a deeper bench of solid conservatives throughout the party, instead of building a cult of personality around "Sarah," which seems to be the norm around here.
Thank you so much, SE Mom, for the Thanksgiving greetings and same to you. The encouragement of my fellow FReepers means a great deal to me!
That was the first shot that they considered as "throwing down the gauntlet" and the MSM hammerred her from that point on.
They hammered her relentlessly for 5 days prior to her uttering those words, including some of the most vicious personal smears I've ever seen in politics.
They were going to hammer her no matter what she said. John McCain had the audacity to nominate someone who was unknown to them, unvetted by them and with a set of values and lifestyle that was anathema to them. The assault on her started the moment that happened.
Hi Peggy, I just took a bunch of your books to the used book store over the weekend and they wouldn’t buy them. I guess they’ll make good firewood when I’m living in my cardboard box after Zero “fixes” the economy. Thanks for all your help.
I went for Sarah at first too-she is apologetically conservative-refreshing. However, she also symbolizes what is wrong with the GOP-applause lines, but no new ideas to solve what is some very serious problems in the US.
LOL! Peggy who-nan?
There is evidence that suburban votes who gave Obama his victory in the Mid West especially disliked Sarah...so it is possible.
“Here in liberal Maryland Palin is a curse because she is pro-life. Even republicans here who tend to be liberal liked McCain but disliked Palin.. They ate up the press reports, didnt care about Bidens gaffs because he didnt make the news”
Not in my county-55.5% Mc-Palin. Washington Co.
GOP would have been killed if not for Sarah.
I wonder who is the 'Big Gun" Saxby is bringing into Georgia for his election?
In the Zogby Poll more people knew more about Sarah Palin than Obama?
We can thank McCain for that.
You are a Dole-MCCain GOP Bye
I disagree her record as governor says otherwise.
This statement alone identifies you as a liar or a fool; either way, you are worthy of being ignored.
I agree with you that she “did little more than repeat her applause lines over and over again on the campaign trail” and I also “initially was thrilled by her selection, especially after the convention speech”, and I also agree with you that “it became apparent there wasn’t much substance after the speeches”, but I’m still willing to give her the benefit of the doubt based on the fact that Palin was sabotaged by her “handlers” in the McCain campaign. She’s got some time now to prove what she’s capable of outside of her association with one of the biggest RINOs ever to lumber on to the political stage.
I think the media is doing it’s first accurate reporting in a while. Americans want Sarah Palin to be the face of the GOP because we like her!!!
Noonan is part of that so-called mischievous MSM. If Palin is the new face of the GOP I am all for it. Enough with the warm/fuzzy, reach-across-the-aisle RINO’s, including that has-been Thesaurus, Noonan.