Monday, September 8, 2008

When dealing with Sarah Palin, Oprah turns the other cheek.


It seems that everybody favorite daytime diva, Oprah, is not going to interview the biggest person to hit politics Sarah Palin. Oprah is quoted as saying
"When I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates," she said.

It seems that this statement is a bit of an oxymoron. She says that she won't use the show as a political platform, but she endorsed Obama in a very public way and even campaigned for him. It sounds like she is spinning to me.

Having Sarah Palin on her show, who is a strong woman, would be a perfect fit for her audience, which consists of mainly women. But it would also help the McCain ticket, and obviously Oprah who supports Obama doesn't want that. Maybe its all for the best, it exposes Oprah as a partisan and After bringing in 37 million (Oprah only gets about 8 million to her show) viewers to her speech, i don't think Sarah Palin needs Oprah. In fact it's probably the other way around.

2 comments:

xavierhekki said...

it's not common for a candidate to go on her show after accepting the nomination.

drinkme said...

she specifically said she'd be happy to have her on the show after the election, but she isn't having any candidates on the show during the election cycle (that included hillary and obama)