Opinion: Sarah Palin destined to be ‘the white Oprah’?

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According to veteran TV newswoman Cokie Roberts, Americans should get ready for a whole lot more of Alaska’s Republican Gov. Sarah Palin.

Speaking to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, the veteran ABC and NPR reporter and commentator said, ‘There’s more of Sarah Palin in our future.’

Roberts, herself the daughter of two successful Democratic politicians, suggested, in fact, that the 44-year-old mother of five and unsuccessful Republican vice presidential candidate could be ‘the white Oprah’ in the near future.


‘The camera loves her,’ added Roberts. ‘She is very determined to get back to where she was.’

A best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning journalist and regular commentator on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ Roberts said Palin feels ‘she was vastly disserved by the McCain campaign and I agree with her.’

For a sample of Palin’s recent campaign speaking, click on the ‘Read more’ line below.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Acceptance Speech to the Republican National Convention, St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 3, 2008