Sunday, June 20, 2010
In 2004 Noonan took a leave of absence from her column at the Wall Street Journal to campaign for the re-election of George W. Bush. Later, however, she would write and speak critically of his administration. In 2008 Noonan was caught on a live microphone trashing Sarah Palin and assessing the McCain campaign as "over." She tried to backpedal on her refreshingly candid thoughts, but was less than convincing.
When not writing columns or books, Noonan practices her genteel, whispery brand of conservative punditry on the Sunday morning news talk shows (she occasionally deigns to appear on cable, too - usually FOX).