Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rachel Maddow

A couple weeks ago I got really excited thinking about how maybe in my lifetime Rachel Maddow could be president. Now I realize that's a long shot, but these days that's the kind of thing that's keeping me going. Some people out there (crazies) really like Sarah Palin because they like looking at her face and they like how she says things. Those are kind of my starting off points with Rachel Maddow (I know, can you believe I just compared the two!).
Anyhow, here's some background info.....Rachel grew up in the Bay Area and attended Stanford Univ. She later went on the become the first openly gay Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford University. Before and after Oxford, Rachel was an AIDS activist working to help people in prison attain treatment. She also did some odd jobs like being a handyman and cleaning buckets at a coffee bean factory before she landed her first job as the "News Girl" on her local radio station. She then moved up to Air America and well one thing lead to another and now she has her own show on MSNBC. Her ratings are soaring as she beats the amount of viewers pulled in by either Keith Olbermann or Larry King. I think this shows that Americans are ready to hear and see something different. She's a breath of fresh air in the current media frenzy. I also really admire the way she so genuinely loves debating - she knows her shit and is having fun while dealing with all these old white dudes.
Here's a clip from when she was a guest on the Chris Matthews Show. Watch her school Pat Buchanan.....

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