TNR Senior Editor Michelle Cottle appeared on ABC News to discuss today’s political headlines.

She spoke about the criticism of White House social secretary Desiree Rogers handling of the Salahis' White House Party crashing:

“People were waiting for a good excuse to jump on her with both feet.”

President Obama’s recent health care push on Capitol Hill:

“He’s there as the pep-rally kind of guy.”

And Sarah Palin's attempts to appease the media at the Gridiron dinner:

“It’s not a new leaf.”

Watch the whole video.