When Barack Obama vacated his Senate seat, Rod Blagojevich seriously considered asking Oprah Winfrey to be the replacement :
“Nobody would assail this pick,” he says in tapes recorded on Nov. 21, 2008. “It’s huge!
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She’s a kingmaker!” Blagojevich says. “She made Obama!”
But even Blagojevich understood that she might not be willing to serve.
“Oprah is not far-fetched,” Blagojevich contends. Then he concedes, “The odds of her f——ing taking it are slim to none.”
Indeed. Why would Oprah give up her powerful role as a spiritual guru and literary tastemaker just to be a lowly Senator?
(Via: Outside the Beltway )