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Rachel Maddow nominated for a Grammy Award

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Today's Quickie, one of the best in a long time:

HuffPo is reporting that Rachel Maddow was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album with her book, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power." She's up against Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.

That's awfully good company.

Flashback: The Best New Thing in the World: I met Rachel Maddow last night (a personal fangirly account of the Big Book Signing Event).

More details about the nominations here at Deadline.com.

My signed "Drift". Meeting Rachel was a joy.

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Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press, but it's still Media Bias (GOP) Sunday

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Rachel Maddow will be on MTP tomorrow. Set your DVRs.

MTP Political Roundtable:

The presidential campaign seems to be getting nastier by the week as each side released ads that caused the other to call foul. Is this presidential contest becoming a race to the bottom? What are the big ideas that can bring the country together? Plus what impact will Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as a Vice Presidential running mate have on the future of the race? Our roundtable weighs in: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow; NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd; Editor of the National Review, Rich Lowry; and the Washington Post’s Dan Balz.

However... tomorrow is still Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times and the L.A. Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, ClusterFox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week”– Tim Pawlenty (R); David Axelrod (D)

NBC’s “Meet the Press”– Tim Pawlenty (R)

CBS’ “Face the Nation”– Stephanie Cutter (D); Eric Fehrnstrom (R); Newt Gingrich (R)

CNN’s “State of the Union”– David Axelrod (D); Ed Gillespie (R); Sen. John Thune (R)

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 6 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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PhotOH! Rachel Maddow's Excellent Book Signing Adventure

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Rather than reply to each tweet and email request I've received, asking me to describe the absolutely wonderfully informative and entertaining Maddow/Maher event in detail, my friend Marta Evry snapped some cool photos that capture the feel of the evening.

To read my take on some personally surprising and rewarding moments, please go here and here (video).

Enjoy, and many thanks to Marta for these. Click on each image to enlarge:

Rachel is at center, bottom of photo.

Producer Guy Bill Wolff at left.

Finally, my signed book; Bill Wolff gave everyone a Rachel Bookmark.

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VIDEO: The SECOND "Best New Thing in the World": A shout out from The Rachel Maddow Show!

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Squee!

Here is the link to The Maddow Blog post.

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If you missed my Best New Thing in the World: I met Rachel Maddow last night post, please read it, and then you'll understand the context; wow, Bill Wolff (@ProducerGuy1) was more than gracious in this video.

What an impressive and generous bunch the TRMS is! Thank you, Bill, I am truly honored.

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The Best New Thing in the World: I met Rachel Maddow last night

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Rachel Maddow at "Drift" book signing in L.A. April 10, 2012-- "I read you every day!"

Last night, a few of my Twitter pals and I attended a Rachel Maddow book signing event in Los Angeles, where we picked up our copies of her book, Drift, and had a rare opportunity for a very brief encounter with her.

The entire night was a liberal fantasy-come-true. The event was held at a theater near Beverly Hills, filled to capacity, and featured Bill Maher and Rachel Maddow. Essentially, Bill Maher interviewed Rachel about her book, and the two of them couldn't have been more informative, charming, hilarious, and engaging. After about a half hour, Maher left and Rachel answered questions from the audience for another half hour or so.

Then came the book-signing, which was run like a well-oiled machine in that, after waiting in a very long line, a crew of about 5-10 people, with assembly-line efficiency, took each book as we neared the table, passed it to the next staff member who passed it to Rachel, who took a moment to say hello, and then off we were scuttled to keep the process moving quickly.

I didn't quite know what to say to Rachel in the few seconds that anyone really had to say anything, so I said, "Hi! I don't know if you'd know me, but you follow me on Twitter. I'm GottaLaff."

What happened next was stunning to me, because, come on, out of the thousands she's meeting every day, I'm surprised she hasn't become as robotic as Willard Romney. But she stopped cold, sat up straight, threw her arms up in the air, smiled, and said something like (it all went so fast, I could barely remember, but my friends--particularly @Nay731-- witnessed and confirmed this account), "Oh my god, of course! HI!" I'm pretty sure she reached across the table to shake my hand, and continued, very enthusiastically:

"I read you every day! When I go to my Twitter stream and see your tweets, I always make sure to stop and read them! I love your stuff, you always get it exactly right!"

My jaw literally dropped. I said something moronic like, "Wow! You made my... MONTH!" at which she laughed and said something else that I can't recall because someone to my left was talking to me. So I gave one of my favorite Twitter friends, Jamil Smith, a former segment producer on The Maddow Show, a shout out, turned around to see who was speaking to me, and was I startled to see TRMS producer, Bill Wolff (@ProducerGuy1) an inch or so away!

I nearly fell over when he said something like, "Thank you so much for coming tonight! You were one of three I wanted to see here (he named @Ali_Davis and @PourMeCoffee as the other two)! He also gave me mad props, which puzzled me because he doesn't follow me on Twitter, and I was more than a little surprised that he valued my attendance, or even knew who I was! [UPDATE: Bill Wolff, aka Producer Guy, did, indeed, just follow me. He thought he already had, and didn't realize he wasn't a follower until he read this post. This story just keeps getting better, and I am so grateful and honored.]

At that point, I was so grateful and overwhelmed that I went completely fangirly and asked him for a hug. I'm happy to report that he was more than willing, and we had our blissful Moment of Embrace...

... which was abruptly ended when Security Guy told me to move along. Which I did... reluctantly.

The entire encounter had me floored.

Here is a woman, someone who so many admire (I'm at the top of that list), someone who is as good at teaching as she is at making us smile, someone who is never afraid to face off with her political opponents, who is not the least bit hesitant to correct herself when she makes an error, someone who is widely admired by the admirable... and it was she and her executive producer who were generously making us feel as if we were the important ones.

And that, as ephemeral as it was, is my Best New Thing in the World.  UPDATE: VIDEO: The SECOND “Best New Thing in the World”: A shout out from The Rachel Maddow Show!

Me, @AnaPeriodista and @LilMissSocial

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow talks about her new book "Drift"

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Hell yes, I'm helping Rachel sell her book. I'll be seeing her (and Bill Maher) in April, live, when she comes to L.A. at which time I will receive my copy, and I cannot wait!

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VIDEO- Rachel Maddow: Radical GOP "anti-abortion," "anti-contraception," "religious freedom" agenda is "a scam"

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Rachel Maddow gets yet another standing ovation for this one.

But all I have is a sitting ovation, so...

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