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Caught on Tape! GOP Strategists Call Palin Choice Gimmicky

The Sarah Palin VP pick was described today as "political bullsh*t," "gimmicky," and "cynical." No, these aren't the labels attached by Democrats or the liberal media; rather they were uttered by two longtime Republican strategists.

The top Republican advisers — Peggy Noonan (a Reagan speechwriter) and Mike Murphy (ex-McCain aide) — got caught saying what they really think about VP nominee Sarah Palin. While chatting off-air, MSNBC's Chuck Todd asked Noonan if Palin was the most qualified woman the Republicans could nominate. Noonan said, "The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullsh*t about narratives. Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and that's not what they're good at, they blow it."

Remember when Jesse Jackson got caught saying some not-so-nice things about Barack Obama? Well it looks like the curse of the hot mic has come upon the Republicans, too. Have a listen for yourself. Do you think we'll see any public defection soon, or are the Republicans confident about Palin?

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