Many thanks to all of MOTUS’ supporters out there. Your thoughts and votes are most appreciated. But now, I must get back to the work at hand. Because it’s not about me.
Speaking of Lady M, this is not – repeat, NOT – official since it’s not coming through any of her 8 official social and/or personal assistants. And it might possibly not even be true. But since you’ve all been so loyal I thought I would give you a heads-up on this inside-the-“beltway” gossip.
(“belt-way” photo h/t Newsbird: see I told you it was worse than it looked)
I know you’ve all heard by now that Oprah has announced she’s hanging up the mic in 2011 because she’s already got more money than God. Well, as some of us have been trained to do, I’ve connected the dots, and here’s what I’ve come up with:
First, I believe O and MO have patched things up, because the defaced copy of the big O’s magazine has disappeared and been replaced with the
Christmas Holiday issue. Secondly, you have to see this interview that Big Guy did with CNN’s Ed Henry in China in which he basically opened the door to being a one-termer (by choice, not mandate).
"You know, if - if I feel like I've made the very best decisions for the American people and three years from now I look at it and, you know, my poll numbers are in the tank and because we've gone through these wrenching changes, you know, politically, I'm in a tough spot, I'll - I'll feel all right about myself," (note from MOTUS: yes, he really talks that way when he’s tired)
So here’s the deal: the O’s head back to Chicago after the 2012 election. Oprah, come 2011, graciously heeds the pleas of her audience and concedes to stay just one more year: keeping the seat warm for the only other Chicago maven who could ever fill her chair: MO! Former FLOTUS and fashion doyenne! And by then, I’ve no doubt she really could fill Oprah’s chair.
Here’s a gallery of MO in training to take over O’s world, while building a little nest egg for the family:
“How we wear our pants around here”
Mo needing a potty break after BO’s big campaign read
Glamming it up with 3 of MO’s favorite rice cake pins
O and MO auditioning for “Dancing With the Czars”
I’ll get back to you if I get anything to substantiate this political-buzz. Until then, keep the Hope alive, because we’re still allowed to Dream.
O, and by the way, “The MO as The O”: that’s really what the O’s had in mind for “spreading the wealth around.” Because it really is all about them.