It’s on: Oprah to interview Palin on eve of book launch

posted at 4:05 pm on October 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

The good news: If sales of her book were already stratospheric, this ought to put them in lunar orbit. The bad news: There’s always a chance of a Couric-esque trainwreck when the ‘Cuda goes live. All the more reason to watch if you’re a liberal, no?

Imagine the ratings. Imagine.

Sarah Palin, who was the “biggest get” of 2008, was frozen out of the Oprah show while running for vice president because Oprah was a big Barack Obama booster.

With Obama in the White House and Palin having a book to sell, she has accepted an invitation to appear on the Nov. 16 episode of Oprah.

This figures to be more than an TV show. It will be an event.

I wonder how much of the chat will be devoted to policy versus standard Oprah human drama fare. (E.g., “How hurt do you feel by Levi Johnston showing off his schwanz in Playgirl?”) If O doesn’t try to trip her up with something wonky, the left will never forgive her. Obvious topics for discussion: Death panels, women in politics, and quitting as governor. Less obvious but no less intriguing: Oprah’s decision not to have her on during the campaign and whether it was fair to accuse The One on the trail of palling around with terrorists. If she gets that question and turns it around on Oprah by wondering why she had the integrity to quit Rev. Wright’s crazy church when our fearless leader didn’t, I might endorse her on the spot.

It’s poll time. Let’s do this.



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I agree. I’d love to see her on Leno’s show, though, he’s a decent guy.

beachgirlusa on October 20, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Yea, get on a clown car like Rush, and hit Al Gore twice. Sweet!!! For J’s sake I’d be standing in a long line to do the same!

ProudPalinFan on October 20, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Remeber Sarah on Today with Lauer well if you don’t here is a refresher.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/12/video-palin-on-today/

Clyde5445 on October 20, 2009 at 9:22 PM

BTW I forgot to add, I wanna see her on Rush’s show. It’d be the exception of the rule of his show, sharing the EIB mike. I watch it, trust me all the ppl that could get a wind of this would be en masse!

Rush said he has not spoken to her. She called from the bus on the campaign trail. We all heard him freak out when the signal was lost (tee hee hee!) and the relief when she could call back.

Sarah, if you are reading this, please do a video clip on Facebook. My daughter is 5 and wants to see you; she is starting to complain about Obama being too much on TV.

Now what does that say to you?

ProudPalinFan on October 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM

rockmom on October 20, 2009 at 4:42 PM

I thought your analysis of the financial meltdown was excellent and unparalleled so it breaks my heart to disagree with you about Rahm wanting Palin’s favorables to go up.

I have followed politics for a long time; there is no way Rahm wants Obama facing Palin in 2012. Her charisma and superstar status make her a wild card and thus unpredictable. Also Sarah is Obama’s #1 nemesis. No way Obama wants to face her and be sliced and diced on a continual basis by a candidate that does not possess an ounce of white guilt.

With Huckabee and Romney what you see is what you get. With Huckabee you are sure to lose the Deep South but a good bet to win everywhere else especially in the SW; and with Romney you have a real good chance to win some states in the south as evangelicals perhaps stay away from the polls or have tepid enthusiasm for Romney in GOTV efforts. Sure you may lose a few Rocky Mountain states but Romney’s aristocratic bearing will prevent him from winning in the industrial, rust-belt states like Ohio.

With Sarah you get a solid Deep South and a real good shot to pick up the majority of the Rocky Mountain states including Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico and her ability to compete well in the mid-west and the industrial states because of her working class roots.

No rockmom, don’t be fooled. Rahm still wants Palin destroyed. And this narrative about Palin starting a third party is all myth. Palin is following the Reagan “wilderness” playbook to the letter, but updating it to mesh with the 21stc technology of the Internet, Facebook, the blogosphere and blackberries. She will not be starting a third party and Rahm and Obama know that.

As to why Oprah agreed to have Palin on her program. Technopeasant’s number one rule of politics or in this case business is follow the money. And in terms of TV, higher ratings mean more money for Oprah.

technopeasant on October 20, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Sara Palin is THE NUMBER 1 GOP candidate. No question.

AnninCA on October 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM

F*ck Notre Dame and if there is a God they will lose every game every season til the end of time.

And I’m Catholic.

Sapwolf on October 20, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Oprah and Palin are chatting semi-nicely as Oprah is giving her hell about wolf-thinning in Alaska…when suddenly Andrew Sullivan walks onstage with conspiracy fervor in his eyes.

Discuss.

MadisonConservative on October 20, 2009 at 4:14 PM

That’s a Southpark episode. Sarah then shoots Andy dead and offers his cutout heart to Oprah who faints.

Sapwolf on October 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM

How many calls do you think will be flying back and forth from the White House to and from Oprah on this one?

michaelo on October 20, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I’m sure Axe and Rahm are trying to get it canceled or to get Oprah to do their dirty work.

Oprah though will not like that. She won’t like them trying to control her so much.

I think she will give a couple questions that may touch on the tension in the McCain campaign but I don’t think it will be an ambush.

Sapwolf on October 20, 2009 at 10:56 PM

Sapwolf on October 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM

+1000, or the cost of the Obamacare…whichever is greater, my friend…

Me smells a smackdown via The ‘Cuda. The missus opined that Hell has frozen over; I countered: that may be…if “The View” invites Sarah on, then we all should get right with God, ’cause the Rapture’s a coming.

HAnthonyWayne on October 20, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I might endorse her on the spot.

Don’t peak too early, AP. You can slowly dial it back, from a 10 to 1 negative/positive ratio, then 5 to 1, etc. over the next 3 years soaking up the hits and ad $, then be somewhat supportive just before she sews up the nomination.

That is your strategy, for traffic and to be on the right side of conservative ideology during the election, right?

(Just kidding. A little).

cs89 on October 20, 2009 at 11:09 PM

This will be the only time for Oprah–if Sarah runs against the One–Oprah will never speak of her again…

lovingmyUSA on October 20, 2009 at 11:12 PM

What is Oprah? Is she that Olympic bid loser?

daesleeper on October 20, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Palin is gonna ROCK!
Don’t take any drinks/food,…

christene on October 21, 2009 at 2:23 AM

I have followed politics for a long time; there is no way Rahm wants Obama facing Palin in 2012. Her charisma and superstar status make her a wild card and thus unpredictable. Also Sarah is Obama’s #1 nemesis. No way Obama wants to face her and be sliced and diced on a continual basis by a candidate that does not possess an ounce of white guilt.

With Sarah you get a solid Deep South and a real good shot to pick up the majority of the Rocky Mountain states including Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico and her ability to compete well in the mid-west and the industrial states because of her working class roots.

technopeasant on October 20, 2009 at 9:58 PM

The only thing you have wrong is who Sarah will be facing in 2012. It ain’t Duh Won.

My post from another hotair thread:

Sarah gets the Repub nomination by voice vote.

Sarah faces Hillary in 2012.

Sarah takes 3 out of 3 debates.

Sarah gets 60 million votes, including California.
Hillary gets 54 million votes.

Sarah gets 315 electoral votes.
Hillary gets 220 electoral votes.

You heard it here. They have to dump Duh Won before the economy collapses. He will be a distant memory in 2012.

platypus on October 21, 2009 at 2:44 AM

She ought to tell Oprah to bugger off.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 21, 2009 at 2:55 AM

It would be a smart political move to ditch Barry before ’12.
Since most r’s are strategising around him.
But we’re talking about the democrat party. Smart does NOT apply there.

Hillary running in ’12? I doubt it. The people crapping on O from the Left right now definately HATE her.
She’s not who they want. They see her as a centrist.
Incredible, but true. Remember they don’t have brains.

My prediction: Obama gets impeached in ’11; Palin is asked “will you run for president in ’12?!” by Oprah and Palin is put on the spot. She’ll say she hasn’t decided yet. Her attackers will say she’s lying and waffling.

Her rabid fans will DEMAND she run in ’12. She’ll see the results in ’10 and add them to the chorus of “RUN!” and she’ll go for it.

She might face Biden again in ’12. How bout THAT? huh?
At this point I cannot believe that O will be the nominee.
Allah is being duped if he thinks it will take The Perfect Candidate (Romney) to beat O in ’12.

Assuming she runs, if she does somehow face Obama, she’ll turn him into mincemeat. Hell, a 16 year old could turn HIM into mincemeat by ’12.

B Man on October 21, 2009 at 4:53 AM

Let’s hope that Sarah and her team have learned to not give away editing rights to the enemy.
The Couric and Gibson hatchet jobs were a result of this.
Then let’s see those big brave men in the Admin. go on Glenn Beck.
Chickenspits.

PaddyJ on October 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM

That’s a Southpark episode. Sarah Gary then shoots Andy dead and offers his cutout heart to Oprah who faints while Cuda field dresses the corpse.
Sapwolf on October 20, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Laura in Maryland on October 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM

If Sarah Palin runs in 2012, Barky will dump Biden and put Hillary on the ticket.

lonestar1 on October 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM

I voted yes, but not for the stated reason…
Oprah…eh…I suppose she has to start somewhere to inform the sheeple..
yea I know…the lowest denominator and all being considered…bla bla bla…
Why not Rachael MadCow…;)

jerrytbg on October 21, 2009 at 9:50 PM

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