“Gov. Rod Blagojevich, taking his defense to television rather than his impeachment trial, lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. Senate.
The embattled governor told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the idea of nominating the talk show host came to him as he explored potential candidates for the job that federal prosecutors allege he tried to sell to the highest bidder.
“She seemed to be someone who would help Barack Obama in a significant way become president,” he said. “She was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators.”
The governor worried, though, that the appointment of Winfrey might come across as a gimmick and that the talk show host was unlikely to accept.”
But what if she haaaaaad?
Certainly The Queen of the Whole Fucking World posesses the temperament for the job, right?
Well scratch that. The main thing is Blago could never be accused of “selling” a senate seat to the owner of every third dollar, could he?
This is politics, and be you Barack or Blago or O that means cold hard cash.
And in that case, maybe he should have thought of offering it to Liza.
I’m just sayin’. . .