Quote of the day: Oprah on Palin

Talk show host won't interview veep candidate before election.

Published September 5, 2008 5:36PM (EDT)

"I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over."

-- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey in a statement, denying a Drudge Report story, which claims Oprah's staff is divided about whether GOP veep candidate Sarah Palin should appear on the show before the election.

Winfrey, who has campaigned for Barack Obama, said that she will not use her show as a platform for any of the candidates before the election. In the past, Obama has appeared on Winfrey's show, both times before he was running for president, according to TMZ.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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