Rachel Maddow went on Conan Friday night to talk about her nerdy childhood and newfound success. (You can read more about her dorky early years in this new Newsweek profile). Sporting her adorable poindexter glasses, Rachel told Conan that she gets a lot of fan mail from straight men asking the question, "If I like you, does that make me a lesbian?" Maddow says she thinks these clueless dudes are trying to compliment her, but also trying to make it absolutely clear that they're not gay. So how does she answer their inane query? She tells them yes. If you're a straight man and you fancy a gay woman, "That makes you a woman, you should check your pants," Rachel tells Conan. Clip above.
When Left Is Right [Newsweek]