Back when we were all convinced for some reason that it mattered, it was big news that Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful woman on television, refused to let Sarah Palin, the governor of Culture Warkansas, on her popular television program. Because Oprah is a liberal elitist who supported Barack Obama, you see. Also because Oprah didn't have any candidates on her show after her endorsement of Barack Obama. "I would love to have her on after the campaign is over," Oprah said. Conservatives would surely have jumped all over her if she'd continued to refuse to invite Sarah Palin on, so we're happy to announce that Sarah Palin has herself refused to do Oprah.
We know Sarah Palin loves to be interviewed, but only by people who ask simple, open-ended questions that don't involve statesments of fact or policies. On the "tough interviewer" scale, Oprah apparently ranks between Matt Lauer and Katie Couric, with Matt Laurer being slightly tougher than an interview by a seasponge or Sean Hannity. Here's Oprah:
"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over... I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn't talk to me. But maybe she'll talk to me now that she has a [multi-million dollar] book deal."
That's true, Oprah. Even Sarah Palin's gotta move product.