In defense of my Guy Card, let me be perfectly clear. I do not now nor have I ever willingly watched and episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. I do, however, know enough about pop culture to know that every day millions of people (mostly women) tune in, TiVo, tape, or otherwise watch Oprah.

Over the past few years, her guest list has been very diverse including a very special episode which featured Tom Cruise doing a two and half gainer on her couch.

As the target demographic for this audience is generally of the female persuasion, conventional capitalistic wisdom would dictate that Oprah would immediately go out and book the woman about whom everyone is talking. That woman is none other than “Stiletto” Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska and current GOP VP candidate.

The ratings for that show would be huge – off the charts. Oprah would be able to name her price for 30 second commercials and sponsors would pay it. That’s the way capitalism works.

Unless you’re Oprah Winfrey and you’ve already declared Barack Obama to be “The One”. Then your message to “Stiletto” Sarah is “thanks, but no thanks.”

Its not like Oprah’s show hasn’t been a stage for presidential contenders in the past. Both W and Algore sat on Oprah’s couch in 2000. I’m not sure if John “Lurch” Kerry was given the same opportunity in 2004.

Its Oprah’s show and she can do with it what she wants. I don’t know what she has planned for the show she could do with “Stiletto” Sarah, but I can guarantee it won’t have the draw it would with the woman who just might be America’s first Madam Vice.

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