Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mad About Maddow

I just couldn't let this occasion pass without giving a shout out to our grrrrl, Dr. Rachel Maddow, Rhodes Scholar and all around great gal who just landed her own show on MSNBC. The show is set to kick off on September 8th and will follow the insightful Mr. Keith Olbermann at 8:00pm (CST). This move on the part of MSNBC is another sign that progressives are stealing more and more air time from the staid and stuffy usual political pundits that inhabit the airwaves and the myriad cable news channels. I love me some Rachel Maddow, unfortunately for me, she's taken. She and her partner, Susan Mikula, share homes in Manhattan and West Cummington, Massachusetts.

Born on April 1st, 1973, this grrrl is no April Fool. She graduated from Stanford University in 1994 with a degree in public policy then headed to England, where, as a Rhodes Scholar, she earned a doctorate in political science.

Way to go Rachel - knock 'em all dead!

Read more about this rising star: Mad About Rachel Maddow, by Rebecca Traister in The Nation.

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