Sunday, August 3, 2008

Gay for Rachel

If Rachel Maddow really wants her own TV show and radio show, someone should find the air space for her. Pronto.

A passage from a recent feature about Maddow in The Nation:

Unlike her beautiful, bilious conservative female counterparts or the cocksure boys-on-the-bus analysts, however, Maddow didn't get here by bluster and bravado but with a combination of crisp thinking and galumphing good cheer. Remarkably, this season's discovery isn't a glossy matinee idol or a smooth-talking partisan hack but a PhD Rhodes scholar lesbian policy wonk who started as a prison AIDS activist.

I'm not sure I'd be so generous to call Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter "beautiful" but I get where Rebbeca Traister is going with this. Matthew Yglesias, not so surprisingly, is a Maddow fan too.

So, yeah, consider me "Gay for Maddow." Or something like that.

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