A reader’s question from today’s chat with Ana Marie Cox and Tucker Carlson at washingtonpost.com:

Q: Ana, you see this administration up close. What does it feel like? Give me an image I can understand. Is it West Wing? Or is it 24?


A: Ana Marie Cox: Honestly, sometimes it feels a little more like Sports Night: While they’re facing serious issues with seriousness, the day-to-day atmosphere has a bouncy, zinger-filled, no-girls-allowed treehouse vibe. This is not to say they’re sexist, it’s just a kind of joyously clubby thing that sometimes can feel more traditional than you’d expect from liberal Dems…

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.