Oprah & Obama coming to Seattle?

Is the Oprah & Obama Show coming to Seattle in advance of WA’s February 9 caucus? That’s what the new blog Emerald City Scion wonders after gleaning this interesting little tidbit:

ECS has learned that talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey and Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barak Obama are on the guest list of VIPs invited to a post-swearing in reception for newly-appointed United States District Court (WD. Wash.) judge Hon. Richard A. Jones set for the end of this month. ECS has not been able to confirm whether either will attend the event.

I’ve joked (fantasized?) for some time that the race for the Democratic nomination will come down to WA’s caucus, but with the unsettled state of the race after Iowa and New Hampshire, that’s no longer so unrealistic. Coming just four days after Super-Duper Tuesday, WA could serve as the momentum setter in an otherwise split race. Under that scenario, an Oprah/Obama event in Seattle could pay off huge dividends.

Hmm.

Comments

  1. 1

    headless lucy spews:

    And if Dr. Phil makes an appearance, too!!??!!

    All I can say is: WOW!!! The tri-fecta of American intelligentsia. I hope that Piper greets them at the airport in his kilt, ruby-red slippers, and bagpipes.

    Give them a true feel for the Seattle experience.

  2. 2

    spews:

    Wow! Cool! A real media event!

    Wonder if HRC and GOB Bill will offer up some new specie of racial slime to honor the occassion? As is, they’re in deep do-do with a growing number of members of the minority community what with their cracker ways and mixed-meaning messages.

    “A series of comments from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the presidential primary as the candidates head south to heavily African-American South Carolina.

    The comments, which ranged from the New York senator appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement — an aide later said she misspoke — to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they’ve drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/s...../7845.html

    Slappin’ that race card down…ain’t nuttin’ too low for the Clintons!

    The Piper

  3. 3

    spews:

    @1…wHoLetyououtofyourcage?…

    There you go being all MODICUM again!

    Just so you’ll know…I’ve piped in Democrats before, and was hired once to pipe in Christine Gregoire to a multi-state/province trade conference at the Westin seveal years ago, but she never showed because she was stuck in Oly traffic. So I piped in several other dignatiries in her stead.

    When it comes to piping, I’m equal opportunity!

    When it comes to unintelligable, you’re 100%!

    The Piper

  4. 4

    spews:

    @2
    Hey, is that the same “Politico” publication that tried to claim that Mitt Romney’s dad marched with Martin Luther King in Michigan when he never did? I think someone’s a little confused as to who’s really playing the race card…

  5. 5

    spews:

    @4…Lee…

    Hey! Can’t speak for Mitt ’cause I don’t want to; he’s not my candidate.

    But read the linked article and see both what it says and who the author quotes. Looks as though the Clintons have gone and seriously pissed off Jesse Jackson, and that’s not something they ought to be trying to do right now.

    If you think HRC and Frat Boy Bill are above gutter politics, you ain’t been payin’ attention!

    The Piper

    PS: Whatever happened to your New Year’s resolution?

  6. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Will you GOPers still be running against Bill Clinton 50 years from now, piper? I sure hope so!

  7. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I would vote for Hillary just because the wingies hate her, even if I had no other reason.

  8. 8

    PassionateJus spews:

    Yeah I for one am not very impressed with Oprah. I think she is a big phony — she portrays herself as a role model for women but I remember the California re-count election.

    The big story at the time was that Schwarzenegger was being accused by a dozen or so women of sexual harassment — and I don’t mean dirty jokes, I mean him groping women, pushing up against them, pulling up their skirts, etc etc. These women included actresses and reporters and other professionals and the accusations were over a long period of time. The latest incident was only a year before the elction.

    So Oprah has him on his show. And what does she ask him? Not about the allegations. She has him on with his wife and they talk about what a loving father he is, what a great husband he is. Soft ball question after softball question.

    To me she is a big phony. She doesn’t care about women. She only cares about the cult of celebrity. There are celebrities that believe they need to stick together; they have an us against them mentality. Normal people are the “them” by the way. That’s what Oprah represents to me.

    I want to like Obama. But when he has people like Oprah or Donnie McClurkin (anti gay homophobe) representing him, it makes me pause. I was for Richardson. I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for in the caucuses.

    Disclaimer: I use to work for CA Governor Gray Davis. I moved to the NW before the recall but I still had friends that worked for him and I went down to volunteer against the re-call.

  9. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 “If you think HRC and Frat Boy Bill are above gutter politics, you ain’t been payin’ attention!”

    I hope not. Republicans have been playing gutter politics so long our side has a lot of catching up to do. Fight fire with fire, I say!

  10. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Obama’s just too damned nice. What we need is a bitch in hob-nailed boots to walk all over you guys.

  11. 12

    Yo Bro! spews:

    #2: Mixed messages? Such as … Cruella Dennis Rodman Clinton saying, day before yesterday, that Obama hadn’t done the “spade work” required of a mature candidate for president?

  12. 13

    #9 #9 #9 spews:

    #9: What did you do in the war, Great Mother Rabbit? What was your MOS? My guess is that, like Gore, you fought your war from the shallow end of the typing pool, failed journalist that you are.

  13. 14

    Bitch-Slap the Hobnailed Bitch spews:

    #11: We got her, and she be you. Stomp me one more time, cuz I love the pain.

  14. 15

    Lee: Just Another Felon 4 Rossi spews:

    #4: What? You’re still here? Thought Lizzie Borden Goldstein whacked you yesterday.

  15. 16

    Democratiac Amnesiac spews:

    #6: No need to postulate a hypothetical when you have recent Democrat pathology to mine: In 1992, big time, and again in 2004, Democrats were still running against Herbert Hoover, 59 and 71 years after Hoover shuffled off the scene.

  16. 17

    Guttersnipe spews:

    #10: Final proof that being Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry or sane. Bet I know at least as much election lore as you, probably much more, and I know you know that every gutter on God’s Pink Earth is so filled with shit-house-rat Democrats that we Republicans couldn’t wedge ourselves in with a shoehorn, even if we wanted to.

    Which we don’t. Rat turds being at least as noxious as rabbit turds.

  17. 19

    busdrivermike spews:

    #4

    Lee,

    I can understand a person’s confusion over who is playing the gender over race card. Check out a little rag called the New York Times.

    On tuesday morning, which is the day of the NH primaries, the biggest mouth piece for feminism of our generation, Gloria Steinem, wrote a piece for the editorial page.

    Please read that and humour me with an argument about how that is not a blatant appeal to voting simply for gender over race. Specifically, African Americans.

    Then tell me straight faced that Gloria Steinem is not part of the Clinton political machine.

  18. 21

    headless lucy spews:

    Teddy Kennedy drove off a bridge, drowned his girlfriend, and doesn’t wand wind generators in Hyannis Port.

  19. 22

    headless lucy spews:

    Al Gore rides in airplanes and drives vehicles. He lives in a house with utilities, as well.

  20. 23

    Just Another Racist Democrat spews:

    Yesterday’s Jayson Blair Times (source for somebody on HA who was throwing out excerpted quotes without attribution) printed Andrew Kohut’s Pew Research research into the wacky New Hampshire polls. Those that showed Obama with a double-digit lead over Rodman-Clinton.

    Seems that Pew investigated each and every scenario for its P-U polls, including the risible possibility that Pew and others screwed up, and concluded that pollsters didn’t screw up. New Hampshire Democrats did. Or, more to the point, they lied.

    NH ‘Crats told pollsters they’d vote for the dark guy. But, crypto-closeted racists that they are, they gave their secret ballots to the pasty-white candidate who sniffled for their sympathy.

    Some things don’t change. The Democrat Party is the venerable party of racism. Was and is. Pew’s polls prove it.

    Of course it’s also possible that a Democrat fat cat stole another election. (When polls don’t match the outcome — Ohio 2004, for example — it’s prima facia proof of larceny. Right? Right! Tell Palast and Conyers and RFK Jr. to demand a recount.)

  21. 24

    headless lucy spews:

    Hillary Clinton refused to attend a debate at a black southern college moderated by Tavis Smiley.

    Oh. I guess that was someone else.

    ‘modicum’

  22. 25

    busdrivermike spews:

    Remember when Gloria Steinem railed against the establishment?

    Me neither, I am not that old.

    Interesting how she has now become the establishment’s water girl.

    Thick, thick, irony.

  23. 27

    headless lucy spews:

    re 25: Give me an example of her railing against the establishment. Or, a picture of her in her Playboy Bunny outfit.

  24. 30

    spews:

    @6…RR…

    Hey! I’m not running against Frat Boy, Obama is…Or at least against his ghost and HRC’s pilferring of his resume. As far as I’m concerned, Bill is so yesterday, he’s now day before!

    But the late night comedians are still making hay out of him! Check out last nights monologue by comedian Elon Gold on The Tonight Show (toward the end), especially the line where Bill Clinton says, “I approve this message”:

    http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight.....odes.shtml

    What looks increasingly like a cat fight between two Dem Prexy possibles is, to me, better than found money!

    The Piper

  25. 31

    Puddybud spews:

    Headless Lucy: two numbers you are very familiar with 24 and 7. Your favorite way of presentation 24/7

    Ows dem numbas fer ya?

  26. 32

    busdrivermike spews:

    The Clinton machine is up to their necks in dirty tricks, and maybe Bill will be able to use Southern political strategies about race to bring it up, and then drop the subject at will.

    It sure duped NH voters into line. Vote for the disparaged white woman over the black man. Because we all know their are no barriers to that effect NH voters. NH is 98% white. I’m thinking racism is not really a NH problem. So a perfect whip to beat the old ladies with, their mortality and dreams:

    “Pssst…hey white women, you are more important than those blacks, and did you not want to see a woman President before you die?”

    Sure, the Clinton machine may take a hit for it with “the blacks”, but where are they going to go, the Republican party?

    Isn’t it too bad that Bill cannot run again? He wouldn’t even need the low road of racial politics thaHillary happily trundled in NH.

    Oh wait, I am wrong? What am I thinking? Hey…

    Where is Sista Souljah these days?

  27. 33

    busdrivermike spews:

    Puddybud,

    I first commented about the GS article in the NYT on Tuesday. So thankyou for being played.

  28. 34

    mongrel spews:

    We’re all mongrels. Obama is no more black than Richardson is Mexican. Go back five generations and see how “white” you are.

    The candidates are all mixed-race candidates. But that’s boring, no one can argue, can’t sell soap if everyone is of mixed race. Who wants to vote for a mixed-race candidate?

    Kind of like the “war on terror.” It’s fantasy, like having war on a sniper or a kamikaze (sp) pilot. Pure fantasy.

    Kind of like the Gulf of Tonkin fantasy, never happened yet, we believed the fantasy from the idiot box.

    I guess that makes us idiot mongrels.

  29. 35

    spews:

    @25…BDM…

    You’ll be able to see Gloria soon enough. She’s been signed to appear in a new series of ads for the California Raisen Commission. Since the Commission is a little short of funds right now (floods, fires, and earthquakes will do that to you), the make-up budget for ads had to be cut to zip, so Gloria and her wrinkled self became the perfect fit.

    Once a Playboy Bunny, she now also pitches the Hef line of incontinence and colostomy products. Soon, she’ll join Wilfred Bromley in those ads for through-the-mail diabetes products.

    Phyllis Diller considers Gloria to be her older sister.

    The Piper

  30. 37

    Just Another Racist Democrat spews:

    31: Don’t forget New Hampshire’s Clintonista, Shaheen, who did the wink-nudge deafening whisper about Obama dealing dope.

  31. 39

    busdrivermike spews:

    Here is my cut and paste copy I have placed in the comments section of many of the leading liberal blogs:

    I must start by saying I left the party in 2006 when I decided not to support the Democratic senator of my state, Maria Cantwell, in her bid for re-election. I believe that I will not put my mark next to a offensive war of choice in Iraq, due to my realization that is in essence, a giant gas station robbery, combined with an imperial land gra

    The Democratic Party stands on the edge of a precipice tonight that could tear the party apart, and usher in a third straight
    Republican party term. Gloria Steinhem wrote an article in the New York Times, with( I believe) the backing of Hillary Clinton, which urged democratic women to vote for Hillary based on her gender. That column is the NYT most emailed column of the past week.

    I cannot fathom how selfish and dishonest this must seem to people of African American descent. Once again, African Americans are being asked to wait their turn, while white people accomplish their own goals. It is the Clinton political machine that has selfishly stirred this hornets nest, by pitting gender against race. The Clinton machine has decided that their own need to occupy the White House is of greater import than having any Democratic president. This is the most shameful political strategy I have ever seen from a Democratic presidential candidate. I think Hillary is correct when she says she has found her voice. But what is that voice saying? An old football coach named Chuck Knox used to say “your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear a word you are saying.”

    This appeal to gender strategy has worked in New Hampshire, where race is almost an ephemeral issue. 98% of New Hampshire is white. Hillary was in a position of being a former frontrunner who was on the verge of political disaster. When push came to shove, she took the low road. I hope the African American voters in southern states return the favor, and respond in kind. Historically, they have been treated like second class citizens in this country, and if any one group is “owed” the presidency, it is them.

    BTW, I am first generation American from Canadian parent, and i am lilly white. I was raised by a single mother who taught me to know the difference between a horse and horse manure.

  32. 40

    Got 2 Be A Pony In Here Somewhere spews:

    Very good thing to know when the organic fertilizer starts to hit the cooling implement.

  33. 41

    Puddybud spews:

    BDM: Good for you. You beat me to it. I admit I don’t read every thread especially when I have to get down and work on some architecture stuff. Making money mo impotant than readin ass scratchers!

    But I’m glad you too understood the Steinem dig. Most of these 16%ers can’t decipher the double entendres!

    Peace to you and enjoy your weekend.

  34. 43

    Puddybud spews:

    I would leave work to see Obama in Seattle. I need to do an up close and personal Puddystudy… You may even have a Puddysighting.

    BTW Clueless Gooberfool, I will retire that name today. But if you really place something stupid here I can just as easily “un”retire it. Trust me I will soon have a new name soon. Until then Clueless Gooberfool…I can’t use 3 Brain Cells because ChristmasGhost so aptly named you that. Maybe Half&Half… (.5 HISPANIC .5 SOUTHERN EUROPEAN – thems yo words) Do you like it?

  35. 44

    Puddybud spews:

    Why doesn’t our press print this:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pag.....ge_id=1879

    “It was a skill in which Hillary revelled. On January 21, 1993, Bill’s first full day in office, she and Bill shook some 1,800 hands in three hours.

    “We just screwed all these people,” she whispered to her husband – a comment heard on network television”

  36. 45

    headless lucy spews:

    Pud. The Daily Mail is the equivalent of the National Enquirer.

    They also stated that JFK had returned from outer-space with a great new diet.

  37. 48

    Puddybud spews:

    Darryl:@46: Nice funny. Puddy is not on the ground. That’s Pelletizer. Why do you have problems distinguishing between the two?

  38. 49

    Puddybud spews:

    Headless 24/7 Lucy, I know Hilary is YOUR candidate 24/7 because Obama would scare you BIG TIME.

    I believe those things happened in the White House because there is anecdotal evidence from other sources, readily available 24/7 at your fingertips.

  39. 50

    Alcina spews:

    Judge Richard Jones is Quincy Jones’ brother and, I imagine Quincy would be at his brother’s swearing-in ceremony. Because Quincy Jones and Oprah are close friends, inviting her makes some sense. Quincy, however, has endorsed Hillary so I doubt Obama would be on the guest list because of him.

  40. 51

    My Goldy Itches spews:

    There is no way a Muslim candidate will be elected President. Obama should stick to fulfilling his US Senate term he was elected to just 4 years ago.

  41. 52

    Onlooker spews:

    #34: Right concerning the “War on Terror.” Only I think that this equates better with an “International War on Body Odor”. And in either case, what purpose is served by all those kazillions of tanks, missiles, infantry etc.?