I Love…

Who does the Accidental Alien love today?

Today, I love Alex Wagner, host of Now, which airs weekdays at noon on MSNBC.

I first wrote about Ms. Wagner in the winter of 2011, when she was, as the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, an occasional commentator on MSNBC’s “news” shows.  I found her to be intelligent, articulate, passionate, good-natured and a little bit shy for TV, which made her endearing.  Oh, yes, and she was stunningly attractive too.  I could not believe that she was not an Internet sensation.

But now she is.  She eventually moved on to The Huffington Post, became a regular MSNBC contributor, and then relatively swiftly got her own show on that network.  Now is a political roundtable for the smart, sharp, young and hip, like Ms. Wagner herself.  And, oh dear, is she easy on the eyes!  I’m sure this fact had nothing to do with her getting her own TV show.

In all seriousness, I wish Alex Wagner success and I think more level-headed and analytical people like her should host television news shows.

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The “I Love…” Archives

The junior senator from New York, Ms. Kirsten Gillebrand:

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (with her husband, retired Navy captain and Space Shuttle astronaut Mark Kelly):

Janel Moloney (as Donna Moss, junior White House staffer in The West Wing, and the only one who always knows what her work is really all about):

Alex Wagner, White House correspondent for Politics Daily:

CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan:

Michelle Dunaway of 9&10 News:

Marlee Matlin and Mary-Louise Parker (Joey Lucas and Amy Gardner, respectively, from The West Wing):

NiCole Robinson (Margaret Hooper from The West Wing):

NBC Capitol Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell:

Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff) and Congresswoman Andrea Wyatt (Kathleen York) from The West Wing:

Jordan Kendall (Joanna Gleason) and Leo McGarry (John Spencer — RIP) from The West Wing:

Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) and Mallory O’Brien (Allison Smith) in The West Wing:

Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn:

Allison Smith:

Melinda McGraw as Jane Braun from The West Wing:

The late Ron Silver as Bruno Gianelli from The West Wing:

In the annals of red-headed women (Bruce Springsteen be thanked), no one but no one beats Michigan native Gillian Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully from The X Files.  All days I love Dana Scully.  Anderson is a fine actor, portraying an intellectually drop-dead gorgeous woman of strength, authority, intellect, reason, humor, compassion and healthy skepticism.  And her character is named after Vin Scully to boot!  What’s NOT to love?

And, okay, I guess I love Fox Mulder too.

Gillian Anderson as Scully and David Duchovny as Mulder from The X Files:

2 Responses to I Love…

  1. Eddie Brown says:

    Heh, i checked out her show “Smart, sharp, young and hip”?? Actually, it seemed like a few snarky teenagers sitting around rolling their eye’s at anyone they disagreed with. I hoped for a bit more professionalism and insightful commentary.

    • Eddie Brown:

      Yeah, I admit the show sucks because it’s pretty damned ponderous and predictable, but what does one say about a critic who doesn’t know to capitalize “I” and doesn’t know when not to use the possessive form of eyes? Yes, I am rolling my eyes at YOU right now.

      The Accidental Alien

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