In an unaired portion of the Barbara Walters interview of Oprah Winfrey, Walters asked Oprah if Sarah Palin was qualified to be president. She asked this question in reference to the fact that Palin has speculated running in the 2012 presidential election. Oprah didn’t answer the question, but she made it clear through her smile, and her gestures, that she didn’t think so. Wouldn’t it have been interesting if Oprah had said no, and Barbara had followed up with:
1) “Is Palin more or any less qualified than Obama was in 2008?”
2) Another question I would’ve loved Barbara to ask Oprah is: “Now that Democrat Congressmen are criticizing Obama, is it still considered racist to criticize Obama?”
3) “As a pseudo member of the media, do you think that we should have any regrets that we, and I say we in a general term to describe the media, didn’t vet him properly?” Barbara could even cover her back on this one by saying, ‘Our shows are not really hard news shows, but I just get the feeling now that we see his inexperience shine, we could’ve done more…we should’ve done more.’ Barbara could’ve then apologized to America, on behalf of the media, for not doing more. It would’ve been a symbolic apology, no doubt, but it would’ve meant the world to those of us in America.
4) “What the hell do you think Obama was thinking when he nominated Eric Holder?” They probably would’ve laughed at that, and then Oprah probably would’ve countered with one word Geithner. As they rolled on the ground with laughter, Walters could’ve countered with Sebelius, and Oprah could’ve topped the evening off with the word Napolitano. Then, as they wiped their tears away, they could’ve reiterated their apology on behalf of America in the manner a drunk apologizes to their friends for the previous night’s outbursts—still laughing but serious nonetheless.
5) The final question of the night could’ve been: “You don’t have to answer this question, and I know you don’t want to, but let’s just say that Sarah Palin is not ready for the job of presidency. Let’s just for a moment say that she was at the top of the ticket in 2008, and she won, I know I know,” she would say to the eye rolling Oprah, “but could she have done much worse than Obama at this point in his presidency?”