Well, we've decided that it's kind of a good thing that the president-elect sat down for dinner with conservative columnists like William Kristol, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, and Rich Lowry. And we've also just learned that it was silly of us to assume he would only meet with the enemy. Just this morning, he sat down for an off-the-record lovefest with leftie scribes Frank Rich, Maureen Dowd, Gerald F. Seib from The Wall Street Journal, Ronald Brownstein from the National Journal, Andrew Sullivan from the Atlantic, and E.J. Dionne and Eugene Robinson from the Washington Post. He also included Rachel Maddow in the meeting because, let's be honest, he's a little gay for her, too. Now, not all of these guys are far-out liberals, or even liberal at all, but they were all a good deal more friendly to Obama than the dudes he met with last night. In all probability, he wants to keep it that way.
Also, we've learned something from this story. It is in fact possible for Rachel Maddow and Maureen Dowd to be in the same space without the entire sexuality broadband of female America melting down. This is a good thing, and probably only averted by the neutralizing presence of Obama in the room. Let's not risk this again.
Obama meets with liberal columnists [Politico]