While most of you were still sleeping, I was getting up early (even for us Midwestern types) to make my first appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  Some of you were awake and tweeting me about going into the lion’s den, but I like Morning Joe because it has at least some diversity of opinion and approach.  This segment goes on a little longer than I had thought, but it flew by for me because I was having a great time.  This was a lot of fun, but Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi allowed me to make my arguments in an engaging and open way.  Check it out for yourself:

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When I get a chance to laugh, have fun, and still talk seriously about politics without getting nasty, I call that a win all the way around.  Big thanks to Joe and Mika for inviting me on board today.  Equally fun was the reaction on Twitter, as these few examples show:

No kidding.

And more to the point, they allowed me to do so.

Equal time:

Well, I had a great time, anyway. Hope most of you did as well.