Tim Lauer

It was very funny this morning - Barack on the Today show being interviewed by Matt Lauer just after Hillary had a go round with Meredith. Barack must have had Tim Russert on the brain, as he kept calling Matt "Tim." Russert must have enjoyed it.

Matt started off with a couple of Wright questions, and just as Barack was getting a bit impatient and saying that he'd answered such questions exhaustively, Matt went and asked a good follow-up. Why shouldn't the Wright situation go to Barack's judgment?

Barack dodged, of course, but it was gratifying to know that Matt has a journalist's bone in there somewhere.