12 reasons to see Rachel Maddow in Atlanta

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Bookish lesbian hero Rachel Maddow is driving her "Drift" publicity tour right through Atlanta next month, titillating progressive fans who want an up close view of the MSNBC host and others who wonder which anti-gay wingnut she'll take down next. Careful, though. She might be packing heat. And her Emmy. As you consider whether you want to sit in the cheap seats ($20) or close enough to blow her a same-sex kiss ($40) during her March 23 appearance at Atlanta Symphony Hall, we offer reasons why it'll be worth every cent. Her stop to promote the paperback edition of "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power" is presented by A Cappella Books and the AJC-Decatur Book Festival.

She debates gay marriage with Ellen.

She's got rabid fans who track her every utterance.

She might do a shot with you.

She's not shy about discussing LGBT issues on MSNBC.

She blasts the GOP for stalling on gay benefits in the military.

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She might be packing heat.

She appeals to wonkish lesbians, not gym rats like Jillian Michaels.

She unloads on those loser Republicans.

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She is a top power dyke.

She will take down ex-gay conversion theorists.

She's a lesbian who will talk teabagging.

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She cheers like a gay man.


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