Everything’s coming up O today! No, I’m not talking about the several Os I busted out after reading that my dream job (In-N-Out manager) pays $160,000 a year. I’m talking about another kind of O: Oprah!
Oprah is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue (next to someone I’m told is Nicole Kidman, but believe is really an android of a 20-something Naomi Watts), and she’s also on the cover of InStyle. Oprah’s interview with InStyle was done three weeks before her speech at the Golden Globes, which made many put an Oprah2020 sign on their front lawn. But InStyle’s Laura Brown must have the future-seeing spirit of Miss Cleo running through her veins because she asked Oprah about running for president. Oprah made it clear that she’s not looking to downgrade her opulent lifestyle by moving from her lavish Montecito mega estate to the raggedy shack known as the White House.
I think we can safely blame Trump for this whole Oprah2020 business. If we weren’t so starved for rational, impassioned and coherent rhetoric, we might have been able to simply appreciate Oprah Winfrey’s very good Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech for what it was. Instead, people got so caught up with the idea of Oprah>Trump that they lost their damn minds.