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8:45 PM ET, September 3, 2008

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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...
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 …
Washington Wire:
Excerpts From Sarah Palin's Convention Speech
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Awful: Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy caught on open mike about Palin
Marc Ambinder:
Transcript Of Noonan-Murphy-Gate
Ross Douthat:   A Time For Polemic  —  First, Peggy Noonan: … Then, Kenneth Anderson:
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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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 …
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 …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain's National Co-Chair: Media Coverage Of Palin Is “Completely Fair,” Not Sexist  —  Meg Whitman, McCain's national campaign co-chair and former CEO of e-Bay, veered off message today in an interview with Fox News, describing the media vetting of Palin as “completely fair” …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Feisty McCain Tells Staff He's Indignant Over Palin Treatment
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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Byron York / The Corner:
What Palin Will Do Tonight  —  I've been talking to a member of the McCain/Palin team this morning about what to expect from Palin's speech to the convention tonight.  These speeches often feature a lot of biographical material, introducing an unknown candidate to the world.
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.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   GOP: BATTLE STATIONS!
Marc Ambinder:   Dr. Laura And The Talk Radio Audience
Hindrocket / Power Line:   AMERICA'S MOST NERVOUS TEENAGER
The New Republic:
What Sarah Palin Needs to Accomplish Tonight
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
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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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.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Cindy McCain, Sarah Palin: Abortion rift  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - Cindy McCain says that she, like Sarah Palin, is “pro-life,” but parts ways with John McCain's running mate on the question of banning abortion for victims of rape and incest.  —  McCain also says they talked about picking Connecticut …
Oliver Harvey / The Sun:
Why Sarah has X appeal  —  Beauty ... Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin
Discussion: Pajamas Media and HazZzMat
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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Jane Hamsher / Campaign Silo:
Obama Senior Advisor Anita Dunn Slams Lieberman On CNN  —  A refreshing change of pace from the kid gloves with which Joe is usually treated: … Last night, Lieberman said that Obama voted “to cut off funding for our American troops on the battlefield.”  —  From the Washington Post Fact Checker notes this morning:
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Martina Stewart / CNN:
Richardson on Lieberman: 'It's a little bit sad'
Discussion: The Swamp
CNN:
Democrats attack Lieberman, saying he lied to delegates
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PALIN REFUSES TO TESTIFY  —  It didn't take long.  We've already brought you news of the official investigation into Gov. Palin's firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.  Steve Branchflower, the lead investigator, began trying to arrange a deposition of the governor days before her veep selection.
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Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
To Palinize...  Palinize: to slander and caricature a working-class female public figure for the noble advancement of liberalism.  —  Sarah Palin—self-made woman, and governor of Alaska—is being reducing by the left to a hickish, white trash mom of five, analogous to the manner …
 
 
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WILL 2010 SEE ANOTHER GINGRICH?  —  I think it's a bit too clever …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Obama Gains Overall, McCain Among GOP Women
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The Real Economic Scorecard
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and Swords Crossed
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Oh, That Joe! …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
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!
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Who's Watching Norah O'Donnell's Kids?
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
Is the McCain-Palin Campaign Violating Operational Security?
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RISK OF STATING THE OBVIOUS
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Ryan / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon: Bush deserves credit for Iraq being free of WMD.
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll gives Obama edge in two of three key states
Discussion: MyDD
CNN:
Palin working nonstop in lead up to her big speech
Discussion: Washington Post, Time and Hot Air
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
A Shameful Week for the Press
Michelle Malkin:
The Us Weekly cover you didn't see
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