Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, will appear on Oprah Whinfery’s show November 16th – just over a year after the former Wasilla Mayor’s supporters derided the talk-show host for shunning Palin, while having her rival ticket-head, Barack Obama on The Oprah Show.
Mr. Obama’s appearance drew criticism from both the right and left, arguing that his appearance was tantamount to endorsing his candidacy. Ms. Winfery denied that she was promoting the presidential candidate and responded by saying, “I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over." Adding to the speculation that Oprah was in fact using her platform to throw support to the democrat.
The accusation led to a FEC ruling on April 14th of this year that stated Candidate Obama’s appearance did not violate campaign rules, even though the host of the most viewed daytime television show actively stumped for the democrat.
One wonders why Oprah would elect to have Mrs. Palin on, other than it most definitely would benefit both parties as the interview date will occur in during Nielsen ratings November sweeps and will be a day prior to the release of Palin’s book, Going Rogue, An American Life.
While Mrs. Palin’s book is sure to be a bestseller, it won’t debut alone, two editors from the far-left-of-center magazine, The Nation have also complied what is being billed as inauspicious biographical essays of Sarah Palin entitled Going Rouge: An American Nightmare, proof-positive the conservative hockey-mom scares the living wits out of far left “journalists” and activists alike (or who are one-in-the-same).
The biggest question is aside from trying to rig the November sweeps, why Oprah is having Palin on her show? The most logical conclusion is rebuilding a burned bridge to traditional soccer-moms torched from last year’s election run-up when Oprah shunned Palin.
-- Killswitch Politick