For those who don’t know, Rachel Maddow is the host of her own show on MSNBC on weeknights. She is the freshest voice on network news. According to her description from her website,
Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism and prison reform. 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.
She could also have been a lawyer. As a former trial lawyer myself, I envy her skills at cross examination evidenced in the following interview (aka smackdown) of a reparative therapy advocate and pseudo-psychologist named Richard Cohen. I was kidding about that crush part since she’s gay–I’m straight–and we’re both in happy relationships.