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Senator Maddow?

It was the headline that caught my attention.

7 Days: Franken on Franken, Air America, “Senator Maddow” & More

The article, found on, was the transcript of an interview with Al Franken. The interviewer, Mark Green, asked Franken who he thought would be the next Air America personality to become a senator. Franken’s answer was a bit of a surprise.

GREEN: Who do you predict might be the next U.S. Senator with an Air America pedigree? Reagan because of his somewhat recognizable last name or Bender, because he has the chops and the good looks?

FRANKEN: Yeah, Bender lost a lot of weight, huh? Is that what you’re talking about? Well, I think Rachel. So, I think when you’re talking about the next Air America senator, it would be Rachel Maddow.

When I saw the teaser my first thought was that she wasn’t ready for the senate. After reading Franken’s answer I realized that she might be ready in the not-too-distant future.

Something to consider. Would you like to see her go into politics someday?

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  1. Michelle

    I would love it.  Not only do I love her intellect, but she touches on so many issues that I care about, particularly military issues.  She has had Paul Rieckhoff, founder of IAVA, on her radio show for a very long time.  And she has continued her commitment to military issues once she started her show.  She would be brill as a senator.

  2. Hollede

    In fact, someone brought this up on her show this week. I will need to look back and find it, but I recall her  looking a bit surprised, but pleased.

    I am all for smart people in the government, and in the House and Senate in particular. Too few now fit that description, I am afraid.

  3. spacemanspiff

    She would be something else!

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    It sounds great. I would love to see her fundraising numbers!

  4. psychodrew

    Rachel serves an essential role as a political analyst and commentator.  We have plenty of talented seasoned progressive politicians who can step up.  I’m not sure that Rachel could be replaced quite so easily.  And frankly, I just don’t want her to go.  The podcast of her TV show is the first thing I listen to every morning.  Maybe I’m being selfish, but it was hard enough for me when her radio show ended.  I can’t handle losing her to the rough and tumble of electoral politics.

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