Today, our sister site Vox.com unveiled its exclusive two-part interview with President Barack Obama. Besides the usual policy speak, Vox.com executive editor Matthew Yglesias gets Obama to admit that he eats bad guys for breakfast every morning.
The two were talking about Obama's stance on foreign policy, realism versus idealism:
And, I think, the goal of any good foreign policy is having a vision and aspirations and ideals, but also recognizing the world as it is, where it is, and figuring out how do you tack to the point where things are better than they were before. That doesn't mean perfect. It just means it's better. The trajectory of this planet overall is one toward less violence, more tolerance, less strife, less poverty. I've said this before and I think some folks in Washington were like, "Oh, he's ignoring the chaos of all the terrible stuff that's happening." Of course, I'm not ignoring it. I'm dealing with it every day. That's what I wake up to each morning. I get a thick book full of death, destruction, strife, and chaos. That's what I take with my morning tea.
Go on, make some popcorn and read the whole thing. Also, Obama is a tea drinker. Take that, Tea Party.