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11/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

At Home With Rachel Maddow In Massachusetts

Rachel Maddow, host of left-leaning chat shows on Air America Radio and MSNBC, both named "The Rachel Maddow Show", spends downtime in an 1865 house in western Massachusetts.

Biggest misconception about pundits: That we all hang out together. I don't know any of these people. Maybe all the pundits are hanging out and not inviting me.

Worst thing about job: My self-doubt that this is a worthy thing to contribute to the world. It's fun, but I worry that it is self-indulgent.

Her 190-mile commute: It's an opportunity for me to turn my brain off. My apartment in New York is only 275 square feet. So just being able to stretch out is great.

Always on her: A handkerchief. One of my liabilities as a broadcaster is that I am little teary. Having a handkerchief is handy. My partner, Susan Mikula, buys me cute ones.

Worst thing about Obama: He's measured to a fault. He is so calm and cool and collected that sometimes I want to know what he feels.

Best thing about McCain: He's very funny.

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