SF Gate: Now that you’re a nightly presence on television, you have developed quite the cult following - from your female fans, mostly. You’ve been in a long-term relationship (for 10 years next month). How do you feel about your groupies?
Rachel Maddow: It is a delicate balance between being very flattered by it and pretending it’s not happening. (Laughs.) I don’t think it’s helpful to dwell on that, because I don’t think it can do anything good to my mind. So I try not to dwell on it, while also appreciating that people are kind.”—Maddow annoyed by Dems, flattered by groupies