Counting the reasons we worship wonky Rachel.
Rachel Maddow, who makes lesbians across the nation swoon, is coming to Atlanta to promote and read from her book “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” now out in paperback. Praise the goddess of wonky worship. The political pundit who has her own show on MSNBC — the first openly gay person to have a prime-time news program — has reached in and put a string of lights around our hearts. (Good lesbians who have seen “Desert Hearts” should know this reference.)
Who else can explain the ins and outs of the sequester in a way that makes us cock our heads to one side and lean forward to listen (and perhaps stare at that sexy mole on her neck)?
But before Maddow, who begrudgingly wears makeup on the air, became a renowned TV personality known for her brains and goofy grin, she was a radio host for Air America. And before that she was a Rhodes Scholar who was actually just making her way through life doing odd jobs (including yard work) before trying out for a radio gig in Holyoke, Mass.— and winning.
The rest, they say, is history in the making.
She dedicates her book “Drift” to former Vice President Dick Cheney. “Oh, please let me interview you,” she writes in the dedication.
She was described as a “radical lesbian activist” in a Stanford news release announcing she had won the Rhodes scholarship when she graduated from Stanford in 1994.
She wrote a song with folk singer Erin McKeown titled “Baghdad to the Bayou” via text message.
She conducted an ”Ask Me Anything!” on Reddit on March 8. Many users got pissy because they said she only answered light-hearted ones. And some of them called her the left-wing’s answer to Sean Hannity. Maddow is not a douche like Hannity.
Her March 10 South by Southwest reading was dubbed “Maddow-palooza” by the Austin Chronicle, which also cooed about how large her hands are. Ahem.
As a renowned mixologist, she’s often asked about booze and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things alcohol. Here’s the recipe for one of her favorite drinks:
AN OLD FASHIONED OLD FASHION
Put a smallish sugar cube in a glass with Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters to soak the sugar cube Add a LITTLE BIT of club soda (about 1 teaspoon) and much together Mush this together with a fancy pounder implement Then pour into the glass 2 ounces of bonded rye (bonded means 100 proof!) Add a little bit of ice And then a lemon peel, sliced really thin and small Squeeze the juice from the peel into the drink and then take the peel and rub it around the rim of the glass and drop the peel into the drink. Cheers!