Because we think we’re clever, we slug our Rachel Maddow coverage as “Maddow Disease,” because it sounds like “Mad Cow Disease,” which was all the rage in 2004, and we’re losers like that. Except our worst fears about the MSNBC anchor have come true: she’s contagious!
Maddow had the flu. The flu. The. Swine. Flu. Which meant she had to take a week off work. To read. Books!
Thank goodness Maddow has decent health care coverage and the luxury of being able to take off work to recover. This is different from the rights and privileges enjoyed by married heterosexuals, some of whom are better off divorcing their spouses to manage their health care scares.