Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oprah to Interview Palin...At Last

Oprah Winfrey will interview Sarah Palin on her show on November 16th.

The interview will air the day before Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life is due to be released.

Oprah, of course, was a prominent supporter of Barack Obama during last year's presidential election. You may recall that she refused to interview Palin after she had been selected by John McCain to be her running mate.

Never mind Charlie Gibson or Katie Couric. This interview will most likely make or break any ambitions she might have in 2012.

Do I expect Oprah to treat Palin fairly? That's a 50-50 proposition. I say this because if Oprah wants to go for the jugular and Palin isn't prepared she will be revered by the liberal media in the same way as Obama. But, on the other hand, if Oprah comes off as too heavy handed and Palin comes off as fair, reasonable and well spoken then look for Glenn Beck to come charging in to remind everyone she's an Obama apologist.

The rest of the liberal media will, of course, pillory Palin. In which case those who love her will still love her and those who hate will still hate her. But what about the people who are still on the fence? If Palin manages to win over a good number of those people then the 2012 campaign is on the march. If the Obama Administration is scared of the Fox News Channel then they will be terrified by Sarah Palin.

The one thing I am most certain of is that this episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will garner its highest ratings in the history of the show.

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