Washington (CNN) - Oprah Winfrey says America may "fall in love" with Sarah Palin as a TV star, but is dismissing the idea that the country would vote for the former Alaska governor in the future.
Asked in an interview with Parade magazine if the thought of Palin's running for office scares her, Winfrey responded, "It does not scare me because I believe in the intelligence of the American public."
Winfrey, who interviewed Palin shortly after her first book was released, said she was not sure if the former Republican vice presidential candidate would run for president in 2012.
"I don't know her so I can't speak to [whether or not she'll be a candidate]," Winfrey said in the interview.
But, Winfrey complimented Palin's new reality show and said of Palin's performance, "I would say that America's going to fall in love with her [from her reality series, Sarah Palin's Alaska.]"
"When I saw that first episode, I went, 'Whoa! She is charming and very likable.'"
Much attention was paid to Winfrey's political influence during the 2008 presidential election; she threw her support behind then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama early on in the race. Winfrey also hosted fundraisers and stumped for Obama on the campaign trail.
Oprah should stick to topics where she has at least some knowledge.
Uh oh, I sense Oprah is going to get slammed on someone's Facebook page...
Oprah! Who is she? nothing more than a TV chatter box.`
The "O" has spoken!
Palin is a legend in her own mind....For real she is nothing but an attention hound
Why not? We voted in an inexperienced community organizer with questionable mentors and zero leadership experience who shouldnt be anywhere near the White House.
no kidding... someone with no political experience would not make a decent politician.. go figure
The American people are too smart to fall for this phony,she tries to put the first lady down,that was real classless,mike huckabee had to correct palin on more lies the first lady did not say she wanted to take away peoples desserts that was a palin lie . the first lady wants children to be healthly, thats all , where i come from someone who constanly attacks you ,pushing you to break their nose but the first lady has too much class for that dimwited imbread hillbilly from wasillia.
Barack got elected by being Charning and Likeable. No wonder Oprah is scared...
Can't wait to see what Sarah will have to say about this! She usually has to fire back when someone says something about her.
Is this intelligence Oprah refers to of the same Americans who voted for Barack Obama, without a single actual reason for doing so? The only thing that scares me more than Barack Obama is the people who voted for him.
the integrity of the american people? well miss oprah. what about who you endorsed for president last time? was that the smartest choice? i see pretty much tit for tat going on here. i will not vote for her, but i will not and did not vote for obama. endorsements from oprah does not mean you are the best choice for president. wake up america. i guess if you comtinue to be idiots....vote for oprah. yeh, thats it. she'll give everyone free health care and gays can marry and all the country will CHANGE. what a joke. i was a democrat recently, dont call me a republican. i am a free thinker and oprah is not a politician. shes the very same as maury or montel. seriously? a talk show host. great voice of america.
This is a Dis? Come on CNN. The headline writers are as over the top as Palin is. Palin disses people. Oprah, not so much.
Thing is, people in positions like Palin tend to forget that well-liked public figures like Oprah carry a LOT of weight via public opinion.
Sarah Palin is a true American Harridan
Who is this Winfrey???
Answer:1) She is the one who never hand-out for Haiti people, when the White Americans helping them;
2) She is neither married nor single;
3) She keep repeating the talk, that has been written Years ago by European American and sometimes She still the ideas from East-Africans;
4) She have nothing to do except talk;
5) ...Tomorrow, my guest will be--, next Month,-–,etc.
She is not a scientist ot a Doctor. She is simply--.
Why doesn't CNN just have done with it and rename the Political Ticker the Palin Ticker?
Yeah but what's JayZ think of Palin. Shouldn't that opinion be more important to a liberal than Oprah's? Who gives a flying squirrel what Oprah or any other celebrity thinks about Palin. We should care what someone who is not an elitist such as these numbskulls!
i do not intend to vote for anyone but Barack Obama in 2012, but Oprah would be light years ahead of Sarah, the aPALlINg.
That didn't sound like Oprah was dissing Sarah Palin. As a Conservative myself I would never support Palin for President. I like her a lot but like Barbara Bush stated "I hope she stays in Alaska!
Sarah Palin and reality, indeed, any Palin and reality, are oxymorons and incompatible in a single sentence.
I think we've been given a Season's Greetings gift from our government. We've been given a new chance to enhance the piece with Russia, always a positive move. We've been given a reprieve on taxes, our unemployed citizens can still feel the love, and we've taken care of our first responders. HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Let's be grateful for leaders who play well together, for representatives who work together, and for an end to 2010's bickering. Change has come, and it's still on a roll.
Sarah Palin may be dreaming of having her own show that would have the run time of an Oprah Winfrey show. What Sister Sarah doesn't realize is that sooner or later she will wake up to find it was all a dream and she has got to hit the lake to catch breakfast for the family. Sarah Palin, I know Oprah Winfrey and you are no Oprah Winfrey. In fact you are not even a complete Sarah Palin. Even Sarah Palin isn't all there. Some would claim you to be 3 bricks shy of a full load. I am of the opinion that of the full load, you only have 3 bricks.
Misinformed America fell in love with Obama. Wow were we wrong!
Who cares what she thinks,do you really think she can even think??