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This will not be a very long diary. I just saw Rachel Maddow on David Gregory’s show and she owned Mornin’ Joe. Rachel Maddow systematically destroyed every single one of his arguments about how John McCain is not running to the conservative base. She makes MSNBC watchable. I do not respect many of the people who appear regularly on those shows but Rachel kicks ass. So I wanted to use my diary today to giver her some props and wish her a happy birthday.

If somehow you do not know who she is here is a brief background.

From her official website

Rachel Maddow is the host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Air America Radio. It airs Monday-Friday 6-8PM Eastern on Air America affiliates coast-to-coast, online at, and on XM Satellite Radio.
Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism, prison reform, and other lefty rabblerousing. She shakes a mean cocktail, drives a bright red pickup, hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives, spends a lot of money on AMTRAK tickets, and dresses like a first-grader.
Maddow makes irregular appearances on MSNBC, CNN, LOGO, and other TV outlets. She's been with Air America since its inception in Spring 2004 -- before AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts. There was also a stint with a jungle-themed company called Expresso Bongo, but she doesn't want to talk about it.
Rachel is 35 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.

Some Video For your viewing enjoyment

She is not aligned with the campaigns. She is a non-apologetic democrat who is unafraid to speak the truth about what is going on in the political races. In addition, she is the only one who can consistently attack John McCain and puncture the media love of McCain. We should all thank Rachel Maddow for staying focused on the goal all democrats share, defeating John McCain. Happy Birthday Rachel Maddow!!!

Update: here is the video of her owning joe

Originally posted to Liberal Youth on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 04:24 PM PDT.

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