Noah made a fine contribution to the republic today, doing something most Americans would never think of doing – mining MSNBC for almost five minutes of President Obama being interviewed by Mika Brzezinski. While instructive, an actuality that long is unbearable to a vast majority of Americans if you interpret Nielsen ratings or the latest Gallup or NBC/Wall Street Journal polling.

So what I offer is quite simple – the one good question Mika asked, followed by a more focused answer from the President. It won’t cost you five minutes of your time. You’ll only need to sacrifice 62 seconds.

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