I get such a charge listening to Rachel delve deep into stories that may not be getting much traction in the mainstream, but are pertinent nonetheless, and she does so with style and intelligence. Another charge? She's a lesbian. Yep, smart, and on my team! Yay!
Rachel has become the regular fill-in on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and it is so nice to see someone step into big boy shoes and not only fill them nicely, but spit shine them and do a little jig. You can also catch Rachel very regularly on MSNBC's Race to the White House throwing elbows to the Boys Club that includes the likes of Pat Roberston and Joe Scarborough. Take a look at this excellent example of Rachel getting the best of blowhards like Scarborough. Watch the whole clip for the silent tantrum from Joe.
The Nation magazine ran a fantastic article on this Wowee this week. (thanks Allyson!) Take a look. Man she's a smart cookie. Rachel with her own MSNBC show? Squeeel! Don't tease me!