Rachel Maddow gets her own show on MSN, replacing Dan Abrams’ Verdict which now follows Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Maddow is a fresh new voice that brings the ability to engage in high level satire and biting political critique. She is entertaining, and her grasp of political issues would likely exist even if she didn’t have a Ph.D., but the degree doesn’t hurt particularly since it is in politics. She knows how to put the Pat Buchanan in his place but does it with a level of sophistication that is almost unheard of on prime time television.
I’m looking forward to a long run!