Senator Oprah….It has a nice ring to it! Believe it or not, Oprah was actually being considered as a candidate to replace Obama in the Senate!
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is being accused of “trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat like a sports agent shopping the highest bidder,” according to the U.S. Attorney. In fact, the Illinois Senate is even convening this morning to possibly try and impeach him.
So what exactly di Blagojevich do wrong? Well, fellow Senate members believe he was going about finding a replacement for Obama’s seat in all the wrong ways. He sat down with Diana Sawyer on Good Morning America today to defend his decisions.
He told Sawyer, "She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way to become president.” Later on The View he added that Winfrey was appealing because she was "an African-American woman who probably by herself has more influence than 100 senators." Well, we have to agree with him there.
Asked by Diane Sawyer if he tried to auction off Obama's Senate seat, Blagojevich answered, "Absolutely not, and I'll have a chance in a criminal case to show my innocence and bring witnesses."
Blagojevich refuses to attend his own impeachment trial, and instead is going around to all the news outlets comparing himself to Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper, as well as to real-life martyrs Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So is this guy full of it? Watch his appearance on GMA, and judge for yourself. As for Oprah, she was simply left “amused” by the suggestion of joining the Senate. She said, “I think I could be Senator, but I’m not interested.”
Of course she’s not interested! When you have a day job like Oprah’s, you certainly don’t quit it!