You betcha! Possible GOP presidential hopeful Sarah Palin will be sitting down to chat with talk show giant Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey’s Harpo Productions announced today that the former vice presidential candidate/governor of Alaska will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show in November. The interview will be Palin’s first stop on her promotional tour for her book Going Rogue: An American Life. The interview will also mark the first time that Winfrey and Palin will meet.
During the run-up to the election last year, Winfrey refused to book Palin. In response to a report run by The Drudge Report, Winfrey wrote a statement saying there has been “absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show.
“At the beginning of the presidential campaign, when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates,” says Winfrey. “I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”
Winfrey publicly endorsed then Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in May 2008 and was widely criticized by some fans of the show who say “she was unfair and biased.”
Palin’s book is currently No. 4 on Amazon’s best-sller list and will be released on Tuesday November 17th. Oprah’s interview with the controversial politician will air November 16th. There are few better platforms to sell books than on Winfrey’s show. Her “Book Club” has consistently driven books to the bestseller list.
Palin arrived on the world stage when she became Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the presidential election. She was the subject of mockery when she failed to tell CBS anchor Katie Couric what newspapers she likes to read and listed the proximity of Alaska to Russia as a foreign policy qualification. Palin has been scarce on the talk show circuit since the Republican bid’s defeat last November and has been invited by numerous shows though rarely accepting invitations.
She did have a cameo on Saturday Night Live during the election.
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