Why Oprah Made Blago's Senate Shortlist

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In newly-released recordings, disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich said appointing Oprah to Obama's Senate seat, "Nobody would assail this pick. It's huge!" He also said, "She's a kingmaker! She made Obama!" and "There's nothing affirmative action about her!" [NBC]

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liz-lemonade
liz.lemonade: She is beyond good and evil.

It's been years since I read it, but didn't Al Franken's "Lies" book have a whole chapter devoted to why Oprah should be president? I've forgotten all his arguments, but I remember reading it and (despite the obvious satire) thinking, "Hmm, he might just have a point."