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Monday, January 26, 2009

Senator Oprah

May I rub my ego for a moment before you? Remember that prediction in my post of October 15, 2005? I predicted that Oprah would run for the Senate in Illinois, by at least 2012.

From Grand Ole Oprah:

Prediction: Oprah Winfrey will run for a Senate seat from Illinois one day.

Possibly for Dick Durbin's seat, or even Barack Obama's seat, should either make a serious bid for the US Presidency in 2008, or more to the point, 2012, one year after Oprah's contract is set to expire.

I didn't get it right, at least, not yet.

But today comes word that "embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich" (it's almost a journalistic mantra) was considering appointing Miss Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama's vacant seat!

At least, that's apparently what he told those cream-of-wheat harpies of The View. Gawker thought it would've been "amazing", and quoted Helmet Head's reason.

She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way become president," he said. "She was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators."

Oprah has already issued a response, via her BFF Gayle King's Sirius show.

"If I had been watching from the treadmill I probably would have fallen off the treadmill."

Work off those Krispy Kremes, girl!

Of course, now, when she legitimately casts her hat into the ring, she can claim that she had never thought about it, never ever before Governor Blagojevich first brought it up. But the more she thought about it, the more she realised she had a platform, support, and wanted to offer her services to her country.

You know it.

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