02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Andrea Mitchell, Gay Icon?

Was there something about Andrea Mitchell that melted the gay man's hardened heart?

Sure, there's Rachel Maddow and that wry smile, there's Anderson Cooper and his silver foxiness, but Andrea ... she's got something else. But what was it?

We were pretty sure it had something to do with her performance at the very end of last year's Republican convention, when she appeared completely unfazed by the avalanche of red, white and blue balloons pouring over her as she reported from the floor. Endearing, tenacious, resilient!

We decided to take a sample of some of our friends. We sent them an IM that went something along the lines of: "Andrea Mitchell: Secretly a gay icon?"

"I do love her! She's so sassy," said our friend Chris.

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