When Rachel Maddow rose to prominence in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, she was an obvious role model for me. This girl I was obsessed with claimed to be "really hot for Rachel Maddow," despite otherwise dating boys whose biggest interest was Olde English 40's. I read in a profile of Maddow that she had met her girlfriend, Susan, while working as Susan's gardener in Northampton, Massachusetts.(a=f);var b=i(a);if(CSS&&!
Even as a child she was very curious, confident and active.
The budding journalist began reading newspapers cover-to-cover as a seven year old and even analyzed what she read by asking questions.