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Oprah Caught Between Barack and a Hard Place

9/5/2008 11:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is a war brewing behind the scenes at the Oprah Winfrey show, one that could force Oprah to break her allegiance with Barack Obama -- so Sarah Palin can get some face time.

According to the DrudgeReport.com, members of Oprah's sharply-divided staff are putting serious pressure on the talk show queen to book the first woman on a Republican ticket -- but not everybody is on-board.

A Winfrey insider tells Drudge, "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."

But after Sarah's star-making coming-out party, how can Oprah NOT book her? Decisions... decisions...

So far, O's peeps refused to comment.

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61.

Dottie    

bliss - Walter Mondale is NOT a woman.

2136 days ago
62.

Bitchykins    

Racism is the majority race discriminating against the minority. Oprah is black; ergo, a minority and therefore not racist. She's a bigot, if that's what you think.

Educate thyself, dumbasses.

2136 days ago
63.

jjj    

Oprah don't do it, if YOU don't want to! Oprah should not let anyone pressure her into putting that reTHUGlican woman on her show... what would they talk about anyway????? That show would be very interesting.... DON'T DO IT OPRAH!

2136 days ago
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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

Oprah, you should put her on. Let's not be unfair and unbalanced. She's running for VP. She should be invited to alot of the talk shows.

Oh screw Oprah anyways. I'd rather see Sarah Palin on the Ellen Degeneres Show anyway. I like Ellen. I'm sure Ellen would treat Ms. Palin with respect, even if she doesn't agree with her conservative beliefs.

McCain/Palin..............................2009.


2136 days ago
65.

Progressive    

You're being unreasonable, Aja! McCain/Palin are NOT Bush/Cheney.
Sarah Palin is a new star. Oprah knows that her audience are interested in getting to know the governor of Alaska.

2136 days ago
66.

freedomisnotfree    

NO ONE WATCHES OPRAH ANYMORE SO SHE WILL DO IT

2136 days ago
67.

freedomisnotfree    

Oprah will do it for ratings because she needs them.

2136 days ago
68.

bliss    

What we needed then are the same things we need now. A stable leader who will benefit the people and the country. Obama hasn't done anything for Illinois, as I live here, so how is he going to run a country? He's not. What our country was FOUNDED on is FOUNDED for today. Stability, leadership, control, integrity, and COUNTRY are just a few of the same things. Just because we boohoo because we can't spend money anymore like it grows on trees, doesn't mean that we are any worse off. We have way more now thanks to Republicans and the way society is today, there is no way I want screwballs telling me what to do. That is what a demoncrat is. Let someone with brains lead our way, like they did when good ole Washington set us straight.

2136 days ago
69.

Cammie    

Aja. 1. Agree with you.... Even in '08 one can see from the right-wing comments here that IF any of us are (against) McCain, Palin, or Bush-Cheney, we are "non-patriotic" for having bright and reflective minds of our own!

Obama-Biden '08!!!!

Since Oprah did not have Senator Clinton on, I do not feel that she should bend to the whims of her staff or anyone else and have a woman on her show who does not hold the same political and recently evolved spiritual values as her own and most other women who have followed her throughout the years (whether stay-at-home moms or career women). If the right-wing Christians want to attempt destroying Oprah and her product that's their perogative; however, I do not think Oprah is concerned as her contract will soon be up and the true destiny of her show and product has already been fulfilled. Believe me, most Republican women do not watch the Oprah Show anyway.

The Republicans of the past eight years are the most despicable greedy souls on the Planet, fearmongers, warmongers, haters, and killers while hiding behind twisted interpretations of the Bible. None of those labels can be attached to Democratic women and (most) Independent women. Sarah Palin may be a part-time woman (giving birth) but IMO she is a man dressed in drag with gonads the size of the Grand Canyon. She's a "gal" who likes to play wargames and run with the good ole' boys whose only goal is to rape the Earth of precious natural resources for monetary self-interest and the Republican Party.

Sensible women are innately intelligent (didn't take us six years years and six colleges later to complete our undergraduate degrees), believe in a woman's "self-soverignty" (complete freedom), and have no desire to run with the likes of the Republican Viagra-stiffed old white men. Real women do not play with guns and kill animals! This group of people have truly complexed mindsets when they promote themselves as being for pro LIFE, i.e. do not believe in early abortion for any reason and, yet, perpetuate wars and bloodshed across the planet along with the promotion of capitol punishment. Does this make sense? ....of course it doesn't make sense! Sarah Palin DOES NOT represent the goodness and service to the United States of America of that of a true servant, i.e. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Every young person who put Senator Obama on the map must remain proactive and get out the vote on November 4!!!! Let your intelligent voices ring loudly as the predictor of changes on behalf of the good of ALL! The old ways of being and doing will not work in the 21st Century. All wars must end at the end on November 4, 2008!



2136 days ago
70.

USAsupporter    

In a lot of people's minds, the last 8 years with our current president hasn't been the best. However, just because McCain and Palin are Republicans doesn't mean that they too will not be able to run the Country or be able to make the right choices. Parties aside, each person just needs to look at the experience and values and decide which candidate would be the best for United States, whether that is Democrate or Republican.

2136 days ago
71.

joe    

OPRAH IS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD.HER SUCCESS WASENT DUE TO OBAMA OR PALIN . THERE IS A FORCE TRYING TO TAKE HER DOWN AND THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE. IS SHE A HYPOCRITE IF SHE HAS PALIN ON HER SHOW OR IS IT EQUAL TIME TO SUPPORT HER VIEWERS DIFFERANT IDEALOGIES. MAYBE HAVING BIDEN AND PALIN ON THE SHOW AT THE SAME TIME WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM WITH A PANEL QUESTIONING THEM BUT JUST SOFTBALL QUESTIONS TO LET PEOPLE REALLY GET A SENCE OF WHO THEY ARE. THAT WOULD PUT OPRAHS RATINGS IN THE SUPERBOWL RANGE AND PUT THIS LATEST CHALLENGE PAST HER.TURN LEMON INTO LEMONADE

2136 days ago
72.

freedomisnotfree    

funny hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha
i can not stop laughing hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha

2136 days ago
73.

jakeman    

Oprah is no longer a tv personality. She is now a cult icon like Jim Jones with millions of women gulping down her kool aid daily.

2136 days ago
74.

truthfully yours    

Let's see if Oprah is a racist or not....Of course she has her big party each year for only blacks, so I guess she is!

2136 days ago
75.

nini    

NO, no, no! Don't do it Oprah!!!!!! Let her go on the view and bond with Elizabeth.

2136 days ago
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