DRATEL: You start from the acceptable resolution for both sides, and then you work backward to achieve that. If you start from the ground up I don't think you'd get very far because there are too many issues that could present obstacles.
JOHNSON: Translation - figure out a punishment for someone like Snowden and then cherry pick any charges to which he'll plead guilty or get some deferred penalty.
INTRODUCTION: Dratel is a Veteran Defense Lawyer, who's represented several fugitives. and Johnson is the NPR reporter, who was explaining what Dratel meant.
Why did she use "cherry", shouldn't it be "cheerily"?