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Oprah: No Palin on My Show

I wonder what Oprah’s work on behalf of Obama is worth as an in-kind campaign donation?

From Drudge:

Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America — but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!Oprah’s staff is sharply divided on the merits of booking Sarah Palin, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
“Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on,” an insider explains. “Oprah’s website is getting tons of requests to put her on, but Oprah and a couple of her top people are adamantly against it because of Obama.”
One executive close to Winfrey is warning any Palin ban could ignite a dramatic backlash!
It is not clear if Oprah has softened her position after watching Palin’s historic convention speech.
Last year, Winfrey blocked an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, timed to a promotional tour of his autobiography.
Oprah and executive producer Sheri Salata, who has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama’s campaign, refused requests for comment.

DEVELOPING …

Oprah responded that she decided not to use her show as a platform for any candidate. Okay ….

Is that not Oprah’s set? It looks familiar, with the weird scripty handwriting font on the display.

Although what’s really galling is that she snubbed Justice Thomas. He’s one of the most interesting public men of his time, and he’d just written a remarkable book — doesn’t Oprah do something with books? — and she wouldn’t have him on her show? That’s a little bit ridiculous.

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