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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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91.

GET OVER YOURSELVES YOU PRUDES!    

Oprah needs to have her on in all fairness. I dispise Palin, but I think that she needs to have Palin on and then make her look like a complete ass!

I think a woman would do wonders for the White House and for the country but Palin would set us back to the dark ages that Europe saw all those years ago. If all those Christian radicals hadn't had control over everything just think of how much further we could be in technology. We wouldn't have to be so reliant on forgein oil and there would be no debate on drilling in the ANWAR. We could have all been chillin in flying cars by now!

2137 days ago
92.

bliss    

75, Yes, she is the first Republican ticket for a woman, but someone said earlier she is the first woman ever. That statement was incorrect.

2137 days ago
93.

Cuesta_Rey    

Good for Oprah!

Sarah Palin is just Karl Rove in a dress.

A woman-hating Republicant spreading a message of fear, hate, and mistrust.

2137 days ago
94.

j9    

Cant wait for the "you wont vote for Obama because you are racist" card to be pulled in the Liberals deperation Get your heads out of your asses, Liberals. The American people arent as dumb and star struck as you would like to think. We are not hypnotized by your elitist mega weathy hollywood hangers on. So, no, we wont vote for someone because Madonna and Oprah told us to. F You!!

2137 days ago
95.

Independent for Barack    

Palin = White Trash.

Vote Obama!

2137 days ago
96.

freedomisnotfree    

BIG DILEMA FOR OPRAH
DOES SHE DO IT FOR RATINGS & MONEY $$$ ?
OR WILL SHE STAY LOYAL TO HER BRO?
WELL SHE HAS LOTS OF $$$
SO IT WILL BE NO

2137 days ago
97.

Tracee    

Hey, it's Oprah's world. She's been so pro-Obama, that I can understand her not wanting to unwillingly "support" Palin by having her on the show. I'm sure once the election is over, she will book her and probably want to sit down. But for now, it's totally understandable not to.

2137 days ago
98.

freedomisnotfree    

MY ADVISE TO SARA PALIN TELL OPRAH NO THANKS TO THAT BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

2137 days ago
99.

Duo    

Oprah's the best. Brilliant, a humanitarian, charismatic, funny, and the greatest rags to riches story of all time. But Oprah or Ellen or the View are NOT a news show so I really don't think they should interview politicians. Let Sarah go on MEET THE PRESS, or KIETH OLBERMAN where she can prove she can handle tough questions about foreign policy. Obama just went on Bill O'reilly and was absolutely BRILLIANT. Why is Sarah afraid to answer the tough questions?

2137 days ago
100.

tsteves1    

THE MEDIA MUST ALLOW EQUAL TIME...OPRAH IS NOT EXEMPT

2137 days ago
101.

Duo    

Oprah's the best. Brilliant, a humanitarian, charismatic, funny, and the greatest rags to riches story of all time. But Oprah or Ellen or the View are NOT a news show so I really don't think they should interview politicians. Let Sarah go on MEET THE PRESS, or KIETH OLBERMAN where she can prove she can handle tough questions about foreign policy. Obama just went on Bill O'reilly and was absolutely BRILLIANT. Why is Sarah afraid to answer the tough questions?

2137 days ago
102.

Safprods    

stop watching this idiot's show, conservative peeps. she's another example of the left and their inability to deal with views that are not their own. destroy her where it hurts; viewers!

2137 days ago
103.

freedomisnotfree    

HOW LONG CAN JOE BIDEN PROP UP THE EMPTY SUIT OBAMA?

2137 days ago
104.

linda    

I hope palin does not go on her show.Oprah is so biest it would not be fair .Oprah thinks she and Obama are here to save the world she thinks to highly of herself. I cannot stand her, Sarah stay away from her and her show. She is nothing but a new ager and a crazy liberal.

2137 days ago
105.

elle    

Where do I even begin....

I'm embarrassed by most of these posts with horrific spelling. (Obviously idiots are reading the same site I am...embarrassing.)

But isn't such an obvious manipulative move to drag a woman on the Prez ticket??? No one knows this chick. It's insulting to think women will just blindly vote for someone because she's A WOMAN.

2137 days ago
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