Conservative stalwarts Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy inadvertently opened a window into their private ruminations. Despite the jubilant cries of the GOP faithful, Ms. Noonan, who'd just written a WSJ column praising Ms. Palin (and who wouldn't praise her, after that vituperative, bitter, insane speech), showed the world what she really thought of the newly packaged VP candidate:
Noonan, who had praised Palin in a Wall Street Journal column in the morning, said, "It's over," and added, "Most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bull -- about narratives ... Every time Republicans do this, because that's not where they live, and that's not what they're good at, they blow it."
That may be true, but Ms. Palin is certainly good at vetoing funding for teenage mothers. And families with special needs children will doubtless have a friend in Ms. Palin, as long as they don't need health insurance, or day care, or a raise in the minimum wage (which Maverick Johny voted against 19 times).