This is nine months old and apropos of nothing, but it's going up just because she's smart as a whip, clever, well-spoken, incisive, and fearless, and provides a bright beacon of sanity cutting through the miasma currently passing as political coverage these days. Thank god Olbermann and Abrams have her on the TV so frequently; when MSNBC decides to hire her as a regular fixture, I will buy a separate, dedicated DVR. Until then, thank god for Teh YouTube and enough backlogged video to provide a couple weeks' worth of daily Maddowness.
She's also completely fucking adorable. I melt.