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Oprah "Amused" By Blagojevich's Senator Offer

By Ali Trachta in News on Jan 26, 2009 6:50PM

Like a young Mathlete too embarrassed to ask out the head cheerleader, Governor Blagojevich admitted this morning that while he considered appointing Oprah Winfrey to the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, he didn't know how to approach her with the proposition, and doubted she would accept. Check out footage of the nervous nelly here. And what did the Queen of Daytime think? Besides being "pretty amused," she was also surprised: "If I had been watching as I normally watch from the treadmill, I probably would have fallen off the treadmill." Of course, Blago had reason to worry he'd be rebuffed since, as Oprah pointed out today on best friend Gayle's radio show, "Where would I fit it in with my day job, my midday job, my night job, my radio job...." Nonetheless, Oprah knows she's hot stuff, adding, "I think I could be senator, too...I'm just not interested." [chicagobreakingnews]