Rachel Maddow rewrites President Obama's Tuesday Oval Office Address as an "in-her-own-head, wish he had said that" speech. To call this woman brilliant is understated, I wish he had said these things too.
Today, Rachel sat down with the president for lunch at the White House along with columnist Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post, columnist Gail Collins of the New York Times, Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal and a handful of White House staffers. I would've loved to hear his response to last night's quasi-skewering of his Oval Office Address. While I'm sure there was some good natured ribbing going back and forth, I'll bet there was some edgy awkwardness too. No reports as to what they discussed.