Praise for Oprah

I know… “What?”

Credit where credit is due:

During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class, Oprah talked about the secrets and joys of success. Among them: owning a mansion and a jet.

“It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes! It’s great to have a nice home that just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara,” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”

It’s refreshing to see a celebrity not hiding from their success behind a pile of hypocritical B.S. and apologetic rhetoric.

But… It’s too bad that Oprah cancels out this kind of message by endorsing Barack Obama, in whose America a graduating class won’t look at Oprah as an example of what they too can achieve if they get an education and work hard, but instead look upon her as someone who really needs to be made to share her stuff with the rest of us.

That’s the annoying thing about Oprah. That and f*$#@*g “pajama parties” — seriously, what the hell?

Author: Doug Powers

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