08 December 2008

Sarah Palin Snubs Oprah

Of course, as reported by CNN the Palin camp is denying that it is a "snub." According to Sarah Palin's communications director and press secretary, Bill McAllister, “The governor was invited to appear [on the Oprah Winfrey Show]. She was also invited to appear on Letterman, Leno, Stephanopoulos, The Daily Show. She passed on a vast majority of these requests." So it was nothing personal. Right?

Oprah response:

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over…" she said in an interview with the entertainment show Extra. "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.”

Sounds like the queen of daytime self-indulgence is a little bit snitty. Perhaps she thinks that Sarah Palin is ignoring her show because she refused to have Palin as a guest during the election cycle while supporting Barack Obama. Hmmmm. But why should one of the most popular women in America, a governor and newly found voice within the Republican party, decide to go on a show that has had declining ratings and a host who has become less popular all year . . . the same year that the host decided to raise oodles of cash for her presidential candidate? Hmmmm.

And why should we bother to watch a show where the host leverages her celebrity for political gain while wallowing in self-love?

Stick to your guns, Sarah! Um, I mean that figuratively in this case. You need Oprah like OJ Simpson needs another trial.

5 comments :

  1. M.A. said...

    Sounds like Oprah is a bit jealous.

    Why should Palin go on her show? Oprah needs Palin more than Palin needs Oprah. She snubbed her conservative viewers during the election and now she's paying for it.

  2. namaste said...

    ya know, i was really surprised when oprah publicly endorsed obama. i remember thinking, wait a minute! isn't the majority of her viewership conservative? i guess she's decided she's made enuf money. hopefully t.v. reign is over soon.

  3. Nikki said...

    as she should...she should snub Oprah and the rest of the media for that matter. I admire the way Sarah is handling herself. She is a class act. :)N

  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    Agree. M.A., but Maria has a point . . .I don't think Oprah cares about money or prestige at this point.

    I agree, Nikki, though i suspect Sarah will keep herself in the media to some degree to solidify herself as a party leader.

  5. movie fan said...

    Oprah and Palin should be able to like whoever they want to like, but their inherently public and (like it or not) political positions make such a decision more complicated than it would be for an average person...