My All-Things-Oprah sense went off while pulling up the Life section of USA Today On-Line. (Since USA Today hiked it's price to 75 cents while reducing the paper's width, I only read the on-line edition now. I'm cheap.)
My Oprah-sense tingled (and not a good tingle, mind you) and I realized that there, to the bottom left, was Oprah's picture. At first I thought I saw a slight trace of a halo above her head, but quickly realized it was the glare off my bedroom window. I re-adjusted my laptop and read that she is now being touted by some group for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The "Oprah For Nobel Peace Prize" group explains to readers that Oprah is a "friend to the world," and one of the few celebrities we "know intimately." They ask for a letter of support, and end their message with: "Oprah For Nobel Peace Prize. Now, More Than Ever."
I've watched the show over the years, and there is one consistent thing about the lady: Oprah thinks she knows the answers to life's mysteries, and to those annoying areas of grey that cause confusion in mere mortals. And like others who believe they are enlightened, Oprah feels the need to spout out maxims and parables, most of which she steals from the guests on her show. The Nobel Prize? Give me a break.
...Of course, she is better than Maury Povitch.