Oprah: I'm Not Seeking Job With Obama Administration

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Although Oprah Winfrey worked hard on Barack Obama's presidential election campaign, she never considered going to work for the president-elect's administration, the talk show host said Friday.

"I have a few full-time jobs already and a few full-time commitments, you know - contractual commitments that say I have to be where I am," Winfrey told AP Television. "So, it never ever occurred to me, not even occurred to me."

Winfrey said she would stay put, even if the president-elect came calling.

"Even if I was offered, I still have contractual commitments and what could I do?" Winfrey said. "I do what I do best on TV every day."

Earlier this week, Winfrey's production company confirmed she would host her Chicago-based talk show to Washington for at least two episodes during inauguration week. She'll have a live show from the Kennedy Center Opera House one day before the ceremony, and tape another one on Jan. 21.

One plan she hasn't yet thought out was her dress for the inaugural ball, despite rumors to the contrary.

"I actually haven't picked it," Winfrey said. "I had a dress on the vision board, but I'm not sure that's gonna fit, so I have to work on something else."


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  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Dec 6, 2008 at 06:52 PM
    Why not make her the ambassador to the U.N? Then she can go and talk them to death.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 6, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    What position would she be qualified for anyway? She is just a talk show host. This is stupid, what's next 50 cent for FBI chief, Jesse Jackson for Surgeon General?
  • by Rob Location: NC on Dec 6, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    Why should she? High Holy Priestess Oprah bought the election for The Chosen One and Baby Mama.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Dec 6, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    Sure she isnt. She is like Rush Limbaugh. Someone asked him once why he didnt run for president. He replied that "he couldnt afford the pay cut". She is making 10 times more doing what she does now than she ever could working in government. She still has millions of morons that think she is a godess and will send thier hard earned money to her.
  • by Tim Location: LaGrange on Dec 6, 2008 at 11:24 AM
    Right, and I have a date tonite with Mariska Hargitay from "Law and Ordere-SVU".
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