Should Oprah be giving continued limelight to Palin?

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    Nov 23, 2008 1:18 AM GMT
    Palin's star burns brightly as Oprah calls

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    Sarah Palin has the world's media beating a path to her door

    TV giants Oprah, Letterman and Leno all look to get her on their shows

    Palin is also juggling offers to write books and appear in films

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/22/palin.popularity.oprah.ap/index.html

  • GoodPup

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    Nov 23, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
    Sure... there could be a lot worse people for the media to focus on. And I still like that chick.
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    Nov 23, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    ...So her 15 minutes has stretched to 20....at least she's back in Alaska and not moving to DC.....icon_cool.gif
  • GQjock

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    Nov 23, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    Are you kidding?

    Look at what she did for Couric ... Palin raised her from the dead
    You really think David Letterman is interested in her for her brains?
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    Nov 23, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidPalin's star burns brightly as Oprah calls

    Story Highlights

    Sarah Palin has the world's media beating a path to her door

    TV giants Oprah, Letterman and Leno all look to get her on their shows

    Palin is also juggling offers to write books and appear in films

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/22/palin.popularity.oprah.ap/index.html



    Dear God, we're not done with her yet? Frankly, the more we get to know her, the more we're happy she didn't make it to the finish line. I say give her all the bad press possible. A book? I hope she writes it, is stubborn about limiting editing, and makes herself look even more illiterate and uneducated than she already has. How does somebody that's gone to 5 different colleges not get some kind of intelligence rubbed off onto her? I say give her the most amount of press possible until she sickens everybody enough to not take her seriously. Remember, she still has fans that need to be converted...that should do it...
  • bblance82

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    Nov 23, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    the most interesting thing about oprah is how much she wanted obama to win (and how much of her satisfied face we got to see when obama won). how this interview will play out really piques my interest. oprah is not a journalist, so she never had a professional obligation to remain objective (yea yea, how many journalists actually are). so, what is oprah's motivation? i'd like to think it's not just about getting some more lettuce. does she just want to rub in palin's face? she is kind of a twat, so i could see it. palin wants to increase her brand, yet ironically, oprah holds the key to heartland. so, oprah just wants to fuck with her? are we gonna have "a million little pieces" sort of thing, where oprah gets to eat her alive and stow palin in one of her saddle bags?
  • GoodPup

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    Nov 23, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    GQjock saidAre you kidding?

    Look at what she did for Couric ... Palin raised her from the dead
    You really think David Letterman is interested in her for her brains?


    Hmmm... good point. I didn't even think about how it brought Couric back in the spotlight.
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    Nov 23, 2008 3:20 AM GMT
    Why not? There is about 50% of the population that thinks she is a "topic". I still believe she is a ignorant person. She can not answer a question, she just talks around it. Just like George Bush. He never answers a question. And the dumb people just eat it up that he is a "regular guy". Well people. please wake up. These idiot are destroying our country.
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    Nov 23, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    McCain critiqued Obama for being the Britney Spears of politics, yet he created the Paris Hilton.
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    Nov 23, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 23, 2008 7:39 AM GMT
    I love me some Sarah Palin! It cracks me up that she has you all so worked up. Sarah, you go, Girl!!
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    Nov 23, 2008 8:02 AM GMT
    Absolutely not. It's so sad to see her continuously in the spotlight. I haven't seen such an undeserved sense of achievement since K-Fed.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 23, 2008 10:06 AM GMT
    It's like a train wreck ....

    There might be carnage and twisted steel
    plus you might even get hit by a piece of the locomotive

    ..... but you still have to Watch
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    Nov 23, 2008 12:09 PM GMT
    I don't think Palin should be rewarded for failure.
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    Nov 23, 2008 1:14 PM GMT
    She's, (Palin) not going to be around for long...
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    Nov 23, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    You really think David Letterman is interested in her for her brains?


    Of course not. Letterman will make a fool of her with his sardonic wit. He even does that to far worthier guests, often rather cruelly, one of the reasons I seldom watch him.

    Letterman seems to truly respect few of his guests, so I can imagine what he would do to Palin. But that one I would watch, a train wreck as someone here said.
  • GoodPup

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    Nov 23, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI don't think Palin should be rewarded for failure.


    Failure? She went from being the Alaska governor that no one knew a thing about, to being a candidate for VP of the United States. Not saying she wa the most qualified. Maybe McCain's run for president wasn't successful, but a month ago she was one of the most talked about people, wanted for every TV interview... and even now still wanting interviewed, and I'm sure paid pretty well for the book deals and whatever.
    So... I think she's smarter than we think. Maybe knew they were never even gonna win but took the offer when it was given.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 23, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    The Palin govenor should pack her bags (so to speak) and stay in Alaska.
    Maybe she can learn a few things by observance over the next few years.
    Glad she's gone.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 23, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI don't think Palin should be rewarded for failure.


    HndsmKansan said
    Glad she's gone.



    Failure? Gone??? HA! Surely you're not THAT blinded. This woman is arguably in more demand right now in terms of interviews and public appearance requests than any politician other than probably Barrack Obama. She continues to draw huge crowds. I kind of doubt that she will do Letterman, but rather do Leno instead, though I think it would be a hoot if she went on Letterman and matched him wit for wit. She'll be a great subject on OPRAH, and I do hope she does the show and, when she does, watch the ratings go through the roof. Sorry, guys, but like it or not Sarah Palin isn't going anywhere. She has made a huge splash into the public arena and, while obviously she doesn't hit all cylinders with many of you, she has millions of supporters that get her and love her. Hopefully, the p.r. people and other handlers behind her will skillfully orchestrate her public appearances so that she doesn't get over-exposed and has a bit more control over her overall image so that, over time through the next 4 years, she will win over many who up until now have not really given her a break. We forget that this woman was plucked out of obscurity and thrust into the public arena virtually overnight. The pressure and spotlight this must have put on her, not to mention her family, is astounding. I mean, c'mon guys, cut the gal some slack. Sure she had some flubbed interviews but overall, considering the responsibilty that was thrust upon her, I'd say she handled herself admirably and with style and grace. It's not like the much more seasoned and experienced politician, Joe Biden, didn't have his share of blunders. Of course, they don't get the attention or the mass exposure. Why? Because Sarah Palin has more popularity in her left pinky than Joe Biden has ever had his entire career.
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    Nov 23, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    "The pressure and spotlight this must have put on her, not to mention her family, is astounding. I mean, c'mon guys, cut the gal some slack. Sure she had some flubbed interviews but overall, considering the responsibilty that was thrust upon her, I'd say she handled herself admirably and with style and grace."

    Well Curious, she also has to be able to do the job and be exposed to data/information/events. It did not seem that she was that knowledgable on many subjects... particularly in the relm of science, eduction, the environment. Everything she knows is about the economy and business... and religion too or what she is told to believe in by her religion. Having a true religious right follower in the white house was extremely scary for me and a lot of intellectuals/educators that I know.

    One thing I did like about Palin: She is young. This coutry s basically run by old white christian males... But seriously, some of the stuff she has said... literally scared me (e.g. the world is only 4,000 yrs old, dinos walked on Earth with humans---> those beliefs spit in te faces of science and education and the C-14, K-40 isotopes.)
  • DrStorm

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    Nov 23, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    The more she is in the spotlight the more she divides the Republican party and the more we realize just what a snake in the grass she is...

    Governor, note to self: "When pardoning a turkey on TV I should not have it killed LIVE during the same interview "....icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    That's right ms Gov! Keep shooting ya'self in the foot!

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    Nov 23, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI love me some Sarah Palin! It cracks me up that she has you all so worked up. Sarah, you go, Girl!!

    It's the only thing you got left to get cracked up about....your party got its ass handed to it on a plate! ... icon_lol.gif ....they gotta jettison those extreme conservative social values if they want to come back. ...the country has moved on....and is gonna keep moving on.
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    Nov 23, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    Letterman's gonna have her do a segment for "Stupid Pet Tricks".
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    Nov 23, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    OMG! "Sarah Palin Blow Up Dolls Will Help You Joe Six-Packs Through The Night"

    http://machochip.com/2008/10/sarah-palin-blow-up-dolls-will.php
  • Laurence

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    Nov 24, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    Of course Oprah should have Palin on her show.

    Palin has very little presence and seems to know nothing about running the country.

    The more times that woman has the chance to show how stupid she is the better.

    Bring her on.

    Lozx