26 January 2009

Senator Oprah?

Disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich went on Good Morning America as his impeachment trial began. He told Diane Sawyer that he had considered Oprah Winfrey for Barack Obama's vacated senate seat.

"She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way to become president," Blagojevich said. Blagojevich added that "she had a much broader bully pulpit than a lot of senators." ... "she probably wouldn't take it, and then if you offered it to her, how would you do it in a way it wasn't a gimmick to embarass her."

1 comment:

Gunnery Sergeant Chimichanga said...

TPM ganked my title:
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/01/senator_oprah.php