Look, Oprah will make my list of Favorite People on Tuesday, so of course she's one of the faves for 2007. Why? Why not?
Calling that weasel James Frey on the carpet for his book, "A Million Little Pieces" (which could have been titled, "A Million Little Lies") was awesome. There are not a lot of people who will publicly and directly civilly confront an individual who has done something detrimental to them. (Actually, I can't believe that she was actually able to confront him publicly. If I knew that I had wronged The Oprah, I sure as hell would not be going on her show again after she found out. No way.) But she did. She confronted him, she knew when to pick and choose her battles with him and she did so in a very respectable and reasonable manner. She's a classy woman and how she handles herself when things aren't going so great should be an example to everyone.
And then there's the endorsement of Barack Obama. Hey, she even admitted that the political arena was outside of her comfort zone. But she was willing to give it a shot. I don't know that, due to her ambivalence of having a role in the political arena, she will have much of an impact on the voters decisions. And I don't know that she thinks that she will. If you look at all of the politicians out there who could potentially run for President of the US in the future, I don't know that there are very many that Oprah would endorse, now OR then. She might have felt like this was the last shot at getting a candidate that she personally approves of in the White House, so why not be actively involved in it?
My favorite part of her whole Obama-Palooza tour was when she would introduce him to the crowd. It was awesome. It sounded like this, "Bar-ACK O.....bam....AAAAAA!" Only the way that she said it kinda came across as a question. Almost like she couldn't believe she was doing what she was doing. "Bar-ACK O......bam.....AAAAA???" Hil-arious.Sphere: Related Content