The NY Post
has this item about Oprah possibly purchasing a home in Washington:
OPRAH Winfrey wants to be as close to Barack Obama as possible. Insiders say Winfrey has started a preliminary search for a home in Washington, DC. A nine-bedroom Georgetown mansion she’s said to have asked about is listed at $50 million, but another source said, “She has never personally been to see it.” We’re sure Winfrey will try to swing by during Inauguration week. Her rep didn’t return calls.
Oprah’s 42 acre Montecito CA estate, which she named “Promised Land“, cost her a cool $52 million a few years back. If she were to buy a home in Washington, I wonder what she would name it. Perhaps ‘Hope Manor’?
The Promised Land- Oprah's Montecito CA Estate
FOXNews.com has researched listings in the area and found a single house that fits that description: a $49 million, nine-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion on three-and-a-half acres with parking for 100 cars, a gatehouse, and an additional building overlooking the Washington monument.
In case Oprah has any very special guests.
Possible new mansion for Oprah in Washington
Oprah says she wants Palin on her show.
(CNN) – Did Sarah Palin snub Oprah Winfrey?
That’s what the most popular daytime talk show host and fervent Barack Obama supporter appeared to suggest in a recent interview with the entertainment show Extra.
“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.”
Winfrey’s comments came in response to rumors she refused to invite the former vice presidential candidate on her popular daytime show.
Earlier this week, the talk show host announced she will tape her inauguration week show in the nation’s capital, and has rented the Kennedy Center’s lush Opera House – which seats roughly 2,300 — to serve as her studio.
“There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah said of Obama’s inauguration. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”
Poor, poor Oprah. She didn’t get the Sarah Palin ratings boost post election bump for her show. It’s not everyday she is rebuffed. At least she still has the Obama inauguration night to cheer her up. After all, as Oprah says: “there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth.” Gee, why wouldn’t Sarah Palin want to share a couch with her and listen to this kind of gleeful worship of a mere mortal man who Oprah has helped to elevate to a ‘messiah’ of the universe?