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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:19 PM
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Rachel Maddow is smarter than K. Olbermann

Honestly, she's more skillful at debating and can whip her facts out faster than anyone!!!

Go Rachel!

:thumbsup:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:21 PM
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1. She is very impressive - love her!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:29 PM
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6. I don't agree with her conclusions all the time....

..but at least you get the sense that she reached them honestly - she says what she really thinks.
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:23 PM
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2. Yes! n/t
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:24 PM
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3. she's a lot smarter
than all the people on Faux, ABC, NBC, and CBS and if it wasn't for Bill Moyers I'd say PBS.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:47 PM
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13. Which is why it's so damned annoying
that MSNBC wastes her abilities and our time with the inane insistence that she "cover" celebrity crap. Guess they haven't figured out that we tune in at that hour to get away from such ickfests.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:24 PM
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4. That's Dr. Rachel Maddow to you.
:loveya:, Rachel!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:28 PM
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5. indeed!
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:30 PM
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7. Yep. n/t
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:31 PM
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8. Yes. Yes, she is. n/t
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:37 PM
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9. Rachel Maddow is a Rhodes scholar. -- Really.
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 08:40 PM by Cyrano
But her formal education aside, she's so damned smart it's scary.

I don't know if anyone has suggested this before, but wouldn't you love to see her take over Tim Russert's spot on Meet The Press?

There would be far fewer "gotcha" moments and many more probing questions seeking out the intelligence, true beliefs and character of the guest politician.

It probably won't happen, but one can hope.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:46 PM
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11. Studying like that..

....teaches you how to organize and remember a lot of shit!
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 10:31 PM
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18. LOL
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 10:32 PM by senseandsensibility
I saw your thread on that, but nice try.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 10:38 PM
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20. She has a PhD political Science:
"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."

http://www.rachelmaddow.com /

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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:41 PM
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10. She's great but Keith's also got that showmanship and je ne sais quoi.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:46 PM
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12. Keith's a lot of fun and I like him too!
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 06:45 AM
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22. nothing a good coach can't fix.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:49 PM
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14. I'm a huge fan of Rachel's
but I hesitate to compare her to KO like that, they both have their own styles.

As for debating, I would get a better sense of that to see/hear her in one-on-one debates with people of opposing views like Thom Hartmann does daily on his show...
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 09:14 PM
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15. But can she tell you who were the relief pitchers in the 2nd game of the '36 World Series?
Come on! This politics stuff is just ENTERTAINMENT. Now Baseball...That's an American Pastime!!!

We are losing sight of what's important in the country aren't we? :shrug:
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 09:14 PM
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16. How the fuck do you know that, skoo...
My ass.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 10:12 PM
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17. Um....observation???
Is that okay with you?
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 11:35 PM
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21. My Ass
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 11:36 PM by otohara
so you're saying KO is the smarter of the two? How do you know that?

She is a Rhodes Scholar of Political Science - Dr. Maddow. Those titles don't come easy
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Kceres Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 10:34 PM
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19. Not sure who I like better, though.
It's fun trying to decide! I miss Keith when he's away, but I also have a woman-crush on Rachel. Maybe they can trade-off days or weeks or somethin'. That way many of us can have our cake and eat it too.
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