Oprah ‘Amused’ at Thought of Senate Job, But Wouldn’t Have Taken It

Jan 26, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Oprah Winfrey is expressing astonishment over Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s statement today, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” that he was considering her as a candidate to replace Barack Obama as Illinois’ senator. She also said she never would have accepted.
“Absolutely not,” she told Gayle King, host of “The Gayle King Show” on Sirius XM’s Oprah & Friends channel. “Where would I have fit it in with my day job, my midday job, my night job, my radio job and my magazine job?”
“I’m pretty amused by the whole thing. I think I could be senator, too. I’m just not interested.
Gov. Blagojevich said he was considering Ms. Winfrey for the Senate seat during an interview this morning with Diane Sawyer, one of several he gave in a public relations offensive as his impeachment trial readied to start in the Illinois Senate.
The governor said he considered Ms. Winfrey before he eventually appointed Roland Burris to the post.
“She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way become president,” said Mr. Blagojevich. “She was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators.”


  1. Blagojevich was feeding like a hog on $25.000 political contributions in his “Pay-to-Play” schemes, but now he wails like a wild hog in the
    Tanzania National Park surrounded by predators –
    the Illinois Senate, the FBI, the Illinois media, and the whole Illinois public itself which can’t wait to see him meet his fate.
    He may claim that even if 15 angels and 20 saints led by Mother Theresa try to save him, they won’t be able to. Correct, but not because of biased
    views against him – as he contends. It’s because there are no angels and saints on his side, and Mother Theresa left her native Yugoslavia and went to India to establish a philanthropy center –
    not to defraud the Indian taxpayers with “Pay-to-Play” schemes.
    Blagojevich hired a public relations firm because
    he was abandoned even by his friends who know
    any association with him may cause the FBI to knock at their doors. He admitted publicly that
    he “felt lonely late”, on quote, and he tries to save the remnants of his shredded reputation.
    But his call to the public for sympathy will fall on deaf ears. Mother Theresa, angels, saints, and even his former close circle friends -those that are out of prison- won’t answer his wailing. But vultures, hyenas, wild dogs and jackals -A.K.A. Illinois Senate, Federal Prosecutors, blackmailed witnesses on FBI’s roster, and a disgusted Illinois public- are
    waiting to finish the carcass of Blagojevich’s political life. And it won’t be soon enough for
    anybody with a sense of decency. Amen! Nikos Retsos, retired professor, Illinois

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