"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullshit about narratives," she said. "Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it."
Murphy responded in kind:
"The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical."
Needless to say, this contrasted with Noonan's Wall St Journal column defending Palin. (She has since added comments to the top of that column explaining and apologizing for her open mike moment.)