Air America's Rachel Maddow has been hosting a news-talk show weeknights on MSNBC since the beginning of September, but we -- not having access to Air America here in the jackpine wilderness -- didn't really have it on our household radar until last night. I'm laid up with a sinus infection; FT has been busy with a website project; we were channel-surfing last night around 9:00 pm and caught "The Rachel Maddow Show."
We love the mix of wit and good investigative journalism, which elicited some revivalish commentary in our living room: "Yeah. " " YEAH." " You tell the truth, girlfriend. " "THANK YOU." (Or, in my case, "THAG OO.") And -- let's face it -- the national news these days is so absurd that it's a comfort to hear a commentator affirm our essential sanity: No, it's not just you.