, and became the first openly gay anchor to host a United States prime-time news program in 2008 with MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
The show is described by Maddow's website as "[featuring] the top headlines from the worlds of politics, current events, sports, science, health, crime, and the absurd - and interviews with newsmakers like Al Gore, Robert Redford, Edie Falco, John Kerry, Pat Buchanan, Jane Fonda, Seymour Hersh, Tucker Carlson, Roseanne Cash, Lili Taylor, Ben Harper, and Michael Isikoff."
She also likes DC's lesbian Batwoman.
But it isn't Maddow's career, her affinity for comic writer Greg Rucka or coverage of and from Afghanistan that's making waves on the Internet today. No, it's an old yearbook photo.
Maddow, known for her short, brown haircut, used to be blonde. (Seen below.)
Argonaut360 submitted the photo, seen left, of Maddow from high school, "upset" by The San Francisco Chronicle's Jon Carroll's praising of Maddow where he referenced her award for "Hottest Butch of 2009." Accompanying the photo, its submitter continued to say that she'd gone to "high school with Rachel, and she was as sweet and normal and blonde as can be."
Apparently Maddow is abnormal now, not successful or celebrated. And not blonde.
Much like Maddow, I'm sure, I prefer her hair now. (In fact, Maddow -- girl -- what product do you use? Call me.) And anyway, who cares? Wake me when a picture of Anderson Cooper with his senior year faux hawk surfaces.
Or better yet, a picture from his starring role in his high school's production of Mame.