Unlike some of her wild-eyed and unhinged Republican allies (including some in Oklahoma), Noonan pointed out this week that Obama has not turned out to be a "redistributionist" or secret socialist.
Here's how Noonan put it a couple of days ago:
Mr. Obama's cabinet picks and other nominations suggest moderation, also maturity, and his treatment of Joe Lieberman shows forbearance and shrewdness. Politics is a game of addition, take the long view, don't throw anyone out as you try to hit 60. Most of all, leave Mr. Lieberman having to prove every day to the Democratic caucus that he really is a Democrat. There's nothing in being a maverick now. Mr. Obama's preternatural steadiness continues.