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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OY ... LIVE MICS ARE SUCH DANGEROUS THINGS  —  Just watch (the voices are Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan) ...  And if you're interested, the transcript ...
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Clear and Present Danger To the American Left  —  Notes from the convention:  —  Drafts of John McCain's acceptance speech have been bopping around the inside of the campaign for at least a few days, and a question is whether or how much it will be changed to account for the hurricane in New Orleans and the Gulf coast.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Noonan, Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'  —  After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.  —  “It's over,” said Noonan …
The Corner:
Excerpts from Palin's Speech  —  This just in...
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awful: Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy caught on open mike about Palin  —  I wonder how this little interstitial made its way from MSNBC to TPM.  Oh well.  Fox nailed Jesse Jackson talking about Obama this way, so turnabout's fair play.  —  Simply awful, not only for Palin as a vote of no confidence …
The Huffington Post:
Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy Caught On Tape Disparaging Palin Choice: “It's Over,” “Political Bulls**t,” “Gimmicky”  —  Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan and former John McCain adviser, Time columnist, and MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy were caught …
Ross Douthat:   A Time For Polemic  —  First, Peggy Noonan: … Then, Kenneth Anderson:
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Live-blogging night 3 — Sarah Palin alert! — of the Republican Convention.
Discussion: Right Wing News
John Bentley / CBS News:
McCain Camp Knocks Down Enquirer's Palin Rumor  —  From CBS News' John Bentley:  —  (ST. PAUL, MINN.) - John McCain's campaign threatened legal action against the National Enquirer today for running a story about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, allegedly having an affair with her husband's business partner.
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Ted Anthony / Associated Press:
Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - People: Make up your minds.  —  For two days, the chorus from Republicans on TV news and in the halls of the convention has been resounding: Back off and let the Palin family be.
Discussion: Reuters and Agence France Presse
Byron York / The Corner:
“Another Incredible Allegation” — What The Enquirer Is Saying About Palin  —  Concerning the allegations in the new National Enquirer of an extramarital affair involving Sarah Palin, I called the tabloid this afternoon and asked for a copy of the new story.
Byron York / The Corner:
What Palin Will Do Tonight
Hindrocket / Power Line:
AMERICA'S MOST NERVOUS TEENAGER
Discussion: BeldarBlog
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
Palin Family Welcomes McCain to Twin Cities
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Feisty McCain Tells Staff He's Indignant Over Palin Treatment
Discussion: Hot Air and The Other McCain
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Angry Amateurs  —  The story of the day out here in Minneapolis is the McCain campaign's war against the press.  This has been building for some time.  Those of us who have criticized the candidate—and especially those of us who enjoyed good relations with McCain in the past …
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The War Against the Press  —  I've talked to many political professionals over the years who were mad at the media, or me in particular.  —  But I've never quite had a conversation like the one Tuesday night with Steve Schmidt.  —  He was absolutely furious as he unloaded on the journalistic community …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CHOREOGRAPHY  —  Since there is widespread agreement that the children of candidates should not become topics of campaign debate, it behooves us to note that the McCain campaign has almost singlehandedly made Sarah Palin's daughter a central figure in the Republican convention.
Al Giordano / The Field on the Narcosphere:
Don't Blow It, Netroots Bloggers
Discussion: Tom Watson and The Moderate Voice
Drlaura / Dr. Laura's Blog:
Sarah Palin and Motherhood  —  I am extremely disappointed in the choice of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Republican Party.  I will still vote for Senator McCain, because I am very concerned about having a fundamental leftist, especially one who is a marvelous orator, as President.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Salon and Firedoglake
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The New Republic:
What Sarah Palin Needs to Accomplish Tonight
Discussion: The Reaction
George Bryson / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Official: Palin's never issued an order to Alaska Guard
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   GOP: BATTLE STATIONS!
Marc Ambinder:   Dr. Laura And The Talk Radio Audience
Los Angeles Times:
McCain had criticized earmarks from Palin  —  Three times in recent years, the Arizona senator's lists of ‘objectionable’ pork spending have included earmarks requested by his new running mate.  —  WASILLA, ALASKA - For much of his long career in Washington, John McCain has been throwing darts …
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Washington Post:
Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper's Discipline  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and AMERICAblog News
Oliver Harvey / The Sun:
Why Sarah has X appeal  —  Beauty ... Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin
Discussion: Pajamas Media and HazZzMat
CNN:
Palin set to slam Obama in speech  —  ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin directs a sharp jibe at Barack Obama in her speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, according to excerpts released by the campaign.
Discussion: The Debate Link
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Martina Stewart / CNN:
Richardson on Lieberman: 'It's a little bit sad'
Discussion: The Swamp
Washington Wire:
Excerpts From Sarah Palin's Convention Speech
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
Is the McCain-Palin Campaign Violating Operational Security?
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin's Pastor And The “Liberated Wailing Wall”  —  Yes, Google is an amazing thing.  A reader finds this Jews For Jesus pamphlet (PDF) from 2004 that reveals more details about Palin's pastor: … You can download the PDF of the pamphlet here.  It comes up as the first search result on Google …
Discussion: The New Republic
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John Podhoretz / Commentary:   Jews for Jesus and Sarah Palin
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin And The Jews
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Megyn Kelly destroys Us Weekly bottom-feeder over Palin story  —  “Babies, Lies, and Scandal” runs the front-cover headline over a photo of the Barracuda.  What exactly are the “lies,” asks Kelly?  Simply the lies that are being told about Palin, comes the reply from this galactic tool …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll gives Obama edge in two of three key states  —  CNN Deputy Political Director  —  ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — A new poll suggests that Barack Obama is widening his lead over John McCain in two battleground states but indicates the race is dead even in Ohio, the state that decided the last presidential election.
Discussion: Minnesota Independent and MyDD
 
 
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From Ferraro to Palin: My, How The Times Change
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Yes, Gov. Palin will do fine tonight and the pundits will be in awe!
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To Palinize...  Palinize: to slander and caricature …
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
A Shameful Week for the Press
Michelle Malkin:
The Us Weekly cover you didn't see
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