Senator Oprah (Almost)

One of the weirder pieces of news to come out of the Rod Blagojevich trial:

As if she weren’t powerful enough, Rod Blagojevich seriously considered asking Chicago heavyweight Oprah Winfrey to take over the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.

“Nobody would assail this pick,” he says in tapes recorded on Nov. 21, 2008.  “It’s huge!”

Not just that, but she’d give every member of the Senate a new car and a copy of Dr. Phil’s latest book !

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Deesaster says:

    And they were not just referred to her rear-end! Sorry, you know I HAD to go there 🙂