For the same reasons that Sarah Palin is a riveting figure in American politics, the HBO movie Game Change is an astonishingly smart look at her and the world that put her in the position of John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
Conservatives wailing about the liberal media are as wrong on that subject as they are about taxes. The media is not liberal, and Mark Halperin's distasteful remark about President Obama on cable TV gives us a glimpse into precisely why this is so.
When I see and listen to Obama, sometimes I think of those memorable words by the gospel hymn composer, James Cleveland: "Nobody told me the road would be easy. But, Lord, don't believe you brought me this far, just to leave me."
I have to say, I've always wondered what it might take for high-profile political pundit Mark Halperin to, say, get "indefinitely suspended from MSNBC" or otherwise find himself on the outs with the people who mass-produce political punditry. And now we know!