msnbc | November 24, 2012
>> week's office politics a look at the best of the lighter moments with all of our guests. i began by asking mika brzezinski about a holiday dinner she'd like to forget. you brought up something this just popped to mind with your father being who he is in the carter administration , you being a democrat, you've got these two brothers, one of whom works for mitt romney .
>> what in the world is thanksgiving dinner like around your table?
>> we've had some bad ones. but we've had some --
>> can't talk about the iraq war .
>> no, we can't talk about that.
>> my mother hates it when i tell that story though.
>> 2004 , middle of the iraq war .
>> it was just the boys weren't getting along.
>> ian brzezinski, who worked for don rumsfeld , right under don rumsfeld . mark brzezinski , worked for bill clinton , and now is an ambassador in sweden, for barack obama , they got into a fight over thanksgiving dinner over the iraq war . it started in the dining room .
>> it was heated.
>> and ended up on the front line.
>> it was very heated. you know how the boys are.
>> like the kennedys with flag football ?
>> there was none of that.
>> it was crazy. really.
>> are you a really good guitar player ?
>> you know, some people say --
>> you've never heard that?
>> i'm not actually -- yeah, write that down. i'm not actually a good guitar player , but i play guitar, piano. i'm a generalist. i do a little bit of everything. but i do it because i write songs. i've been writing songs. i love music. i love writing songs. love regarding them. that's what they did growing up. in high school other people were at the beach, i was a dork, recording songs and had my head phones on all summer.
>> very pastey white. the pastiest white guy because i was locked in my room. but it's what i like. so when pete townsend comes on the show, signs a guitar, that's actually -- that excites me a lot more than being around --
>> argo i loved the movie argo. go ben affleck . i think he did a great job. i'm going to be seeing "lincoln." i'm very interested in that. obviously love doris kearns goodwin 's book.
>> that's something that stays on your mind.
>> it was really great. these wedding days are hard. planning.
>> can i see a picture, though?
>> yeah. let's see.
>> you're a great-looking couple.
>> that is us from our wedding day. yeah. so the honeymoon was great. we went to brazil. and we went hang gliding . spent a lot of time biking and going on the beach, and we hiked sugar loaf mountain . it was great. it was really nice to go away. and very to be honest, the first two days it rained while we were there. so, we were all caught up on downton abbey.
>> more of our conversation at noon. we're going to talk to savannah guthrie about her cooking skills and chris matthews about just how often he goes to the movies. six