By not even broaching the Sarah Palin subject, Oprah won’t subject herself to the aftermath of criticism â€” since by refusing to book the Republican VP, the talk show queen won’t put herself in the awkward situation of celebrating the first woman on a Republican ticket while also pointing out she’s a lunatic. But Us Weekly did not take that route.
Like Oprah, Us is usually fine sticking with celebrities and staying out of politics. But like Oprah, Us couldn’t resist. Oprah backed Obama, and watched her ratings and popularity rating slide. Us did the same, but took the extra step of bashing Palin â€¦ and now some readers are furious.