The Talk of the Town
Gayle says she often encounters critics who say Oprah has "snubbed" Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin by refusing to have her as a guest. "It was never a snub," Gayle says. "[Oprah] stated very clearly that once she made her statement [endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama], that no one would be on the show. And when people hear that and say, 'Well, she had Barack Obama on.' I go, 'That was before he declared himself to be a candidate.' People are not making that connection."
"I never snubbed Governor Palin because there never was a discussion about Governor Palin being on the show—there never was a discussion. There was some report on the Internet that said it happened. I said, 'That didn't happen. No, I will not be interviewing her on this show during the election because I'm not interviewing anybody during the election,'" Oprah says. "The week before, I had been asked to interview Michelle Obama ... and I said no for the same reason."
"I don't know, I heard that you were moose hunting in Russia with Sarah Palin and you had a whole conversation about it," Ali jokes.