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Oprah: Americans Too Smart to Elect Palin President

Oprah Winfrey thinks Sarah Palin would be a better TV star than presidential candidate.

In an interview with Parade, Winfrey said that Palin running for president “does not scare me because I believe in the intelligence of the American public.”

But she also had kind words to say about Palin’s TV presence in Sarah Palin’s Alaska, commenting that “America’s going to fall in love with her.”

“When I saw that first episode,” Winfrey added, “I went, ‘Whoa! She is charming and very likable.’”

In 2008, Winfrey, who had endorsed Barack Obama, announced that she would not have Palin or any other political candidates on the show until after the election. In late 2009, Palin appeared on Winfrey’s show for an interview.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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