Ever since she openly endorsed Obama, Oprah has seen her popularity fizzle. First it was her angry fans - middle-aged white women - who happen to be Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters - who lashed out at her.
A recent poll showed Oprah's ratings taking a precarious nosedive. A once-Oprah fan Savanna Vanilla - who holds the record for attending the most Oprah shows - said "We always saw her as Mother Earth, y'know, above and beyond race and politics, then she went and threw her support behind an unknown empty suit. All because he's black - excuse me - half black. What kinda judgment is that?"
To add insult to injury, on her show yesterday, Oprah longingly referred to Obama as "my husba..." before quickly changing the topic. She then just as quickly cut to a commercial but not before cameras caught an enraged Michelle Obama lunging at Oprah screaming: "Ya'll lay off ma man, y'hear. Ah aint gonna share him with nobody -unh-unh - not even you".
Readers will remember a similar Freudian slip committed by Condolt-leezza Rice at a press conference years back when she was praising George Bush's ability to chew gum and walk at the same time.
Looks like the Double-O factor has become a BIG DOUBLE ZERO. Poor "Desperately seeking my Mandela-soulmate" Oprah, like so many women before her she got taken in by the smooth-talkin', good-lookin' dude that came outa nowhere!