In case there was any doubt that Sarah Palin’s upcoming memoir, Going Rogue, will be a bestseller she’s just been confirmed for the ultimate in promotional opportunities – a spot on Oprah. The Oprah Winfrey show is pretty excited to get the former Vice Presidential candidate and has put out a press release announcing that she’ll be on the show November 16th.
People Magazine has a brief to-the-point article about Palin’s upcoming appearance. They make it clear that she’s only doing the show to promote her book, having snubbed Oprah after the Presidential election. Obama-supporter Oprah said in December that she decided not to have either of the candidates on her show during the election but that she asked Palin afterwards and was snubbed. “I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over… I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn’t talk to me. But maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a book deal.”
The allmighty Oprah was right, and now that Sarah has a book coming out she’ll appear on her show:
Oh, what a difference a multimillion-dollar book deal makes.
About a year after Sarah Palin famously turned down a campaign season appearance with talk show host – and major Barack Obama supporter – Oprah Winfrey, the former GOP vice presidential candidate has agreed to take her turn on the couch.
Palin will appear Nov. 16 on ITALIC “The Oprah Winfrey Show”] and no doubt the subject of her upcoming book, Going Rogue: An American Life, will come up.
Interestingly, Winfrey called it months ago – quipping, “Maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a book deal.”
I’ll try and watch Palin’s appearance on Oprah, but I have a hard time sitting through entire interviews with her. She jabbers on and doesn’t make sense when she’s nervous and I just end up feeling sorry for her. It’s hard to understand why someone who has trouble speaking off the cuff decided to pursue a career in politics, but it looks like it’s paying off well for her anyway. She didn’t even have to serve out her term as Governor of Alaska and just quit when those pesky ethics complaints got in the way. As she explained “only dead fish go with the flow” and do the jobs they signed up for. It takes a real shark to swim upstream to where the money is.