Politics

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s new favorite word: ‘Vaginal’

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Last week, Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell backed off provisions in a bill that may have required women to undergo a “transvaginal ultrasound” if they chose to have an abortion.

Opponents of those provisions may have MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to thank for helping to scuttle them.

During the episodes of “The Rachel Maddow Show” that aired between February 14 and February 24, Maddow repeatedly attacked the bill, uttering the words “vaginal” or “vagina” 58 times.

Here’s the daily tally:

February 14        4
February 15        9
February 16        2
February 17        0
February 20        5
February 21        1
February 22        14
February 23        5
February 24        18
TOTAL:               58

Maddow’s dramatic use of the word is eerily similar to former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann’s use of the word “Sir” before he left the network and moved to Current TV.

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