Rachel Maddow appeared on David Letterman’s show last night, and they talked politics. For the first half of this clip, they’re analyzing the Chris Christie scandal, so if you’ve been playing hookey from that one, it’s a good primer. Later (around 8:00), they switch to discussions of the Sochi Olympics and how the situation has been handled as regards LGBT people. Letterman expresses a wish that there had been more of a worldwide boycott. Rachel argues, however, that the existence of out LGBT athletes at the Games is a “one-finger salute to Vladimir Putin.” She has a point.