Opinion: Oprah’s Sarah Palin interview incites ‘perky’ reactions


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Sarah Palin‘s rogue book tour made a pre-taped stop in Chicago today for the former Alaska governor’s much-hyped appearance on “Oprah.”

Palin dropped some doggone fascinating tidbits during the interview. She said she has no plans to run for president in 2012. Well, actually she said it’s “not on my radar,” which is Politician for “It might be over the horizon.”


That might ease the worries of conspiracy theorists convinced that the adorable political celebrity could ring in the 2012 apocalypse. On second thought, no, it won’t convince the “anti-” crowd of anything.

Oprah Winfrey, who supported her hometown senator, Barack Obama, in the election, questioned Palin about her unintentionally hilarious interviews with Katie Couric. Palin refused to refer to Couric by name, instead calling her “the perky one.” Gosh!

Don’t worry, plenty more to come after the book’s official release tomorrow. There’s a five-part Barbara Walters chat on ABC and a long radio conversation with Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

As entertaining as the Oprah chat was, we also like to watch the comments from fans and haters. Did Oprah go too easy on Palin? Some said, You betcha. But others admitted that Palin is starting to grow on them.

We grabbed some of the best we found on Twitter. Here they are (unedited):

ShaunMychal wrote:

Oprah has the power to make you like ppl....I kinda like Sarah Palin now.

Dlshiloh wrote:


I am stunned that watching Oprah with Sarah Palin that I couldn’t find anything to complain about. Hmm...

Djzax wrote:

Oprah was too gentle on Sarah Palin on their interview today. It seems like a glorified Palin book infomercial.

Lifeontheocean wrote:

Did anyone else get the feeling that Oprah was intimadated by Sarah Palin?

Fohfoh99 wrote:

Sarah Palin did a great job on Oprah! More power to her

If you caught today’s episode, let us know what you thought in the comments.

-- Mark Milian

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