50 Pictures of Rachel Maddow

There comes a time. That time is now. 50 Pictures of Rachel Maddow:

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  1. so, it was a number of years ago, and i was having these…feelings. i began talking with a friend and journaling heavy, albeit cryptic, emotions about this nagging presence that just wouldn’t go away. i opened the NYTimes magazine and there was #48, staring back at me. rachel maddow + books + sneakers = paradigm shift.

    it most definitely was time for this.

  2. Yo Autostraddle, Imma let you finish but this is one of the best photo galleries of all time. OF ALL TIME.

    Suspenders Rachel Maddow is my favourite. I’m pretty sure she was setting out to bring joy to queer women everywhere with that shoot.

  3. Not to be a Debbie D but putting a man on the moon was largely about profit and primarily about power. But the sentiment behind her message is swell. Now, I’ll stop being an over analytical dweeb and enjoy the pictures. Thank you for them, btw.

  4. I was on this site while I was eating a peanut butter and nutella with spoon (it was like they were having sex in my mouth!) and looking at this slideshow of Rachel fucking Maddow.

    People, I can’t even begin to tell you how it felt sight and taste having an nirvana like experience.(I should try this with the other AS galleries and see if I will have different reactions…) Anyway I think I blacked out briefly from all this goodness that was going on and my mother calls me down to tell me how awesome Rachel Maddow is and how much Rosie O’Donell sucks.

    I think we had a RARE pro-gay moment.

    I can’t even, too many feeeeeeeeeeeeelings.

  5. I would do disgusting things to get to hang out with Rachel for one hour. I love how the images capture her personality and style so effectively. She is an honest, true to herself, opinionated, sexy woman. It is amazing to get to spend an hour with her every night!

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