Oprah went on Good Morning America this morning to discuss her endorsement of Barack Obama and dispel rumors that the campaign wrote her speech. In the clip above, Diane Sawyer asks if she's just supporting Barack because they're both black and Oprah calls bullshit and says she's voted for Republicans before — who? whatevs — but the interesting part comes afterwards when Denzel Washington pipes up and asks Oprah, "What are those voters out there in Middle America thinking anyway," or something along those lines, and she basically says, "Uh, genius, they're sick of slipping into bottom America."
Denzel is also crushing on Obama and between him and Michelle and Robin Givhan, whose amusing knock on John Edwards hardon for overalls yesterday we are choosing to interpret as a tacit Obama endorsement since it's obvs she can't get with Hillary's pantsuits, I think it's safe to say three of the most finely-tuned bullshit meters agree on one thing.
And yes, sometimes I trust black people's bullshit meters better than my own, and no, I am not talking about black people who play the lottery, although given the state of class mobility in this country I'm not sure playing the lottery couldn't be considered a rational economic decision for some people, which is why I would so like to vote for the candidate of "change."