We’ll take this story with a whole shakerful of salt, since it comes from Fox News’ Roger Friedman, but it seems that Oprah’s enthusiastic endorsement of Demo candy, Senator Barack Obama, has yielded little such enthusiasm from Opie’s inner circle:
Dr. Phil McGraw – Oprah’s No. 1 employee and protégé, and a man who owes his entire TV career to Winfrey – hasn’t sent a penny. Oprah’s BFF Gayle King has yet to send Obama more cash since writing a check last September for $2,300. Indeed, even Oprah and boyfriend Stedman Graham have been light on the donations. They each gave Obama $2,300 back in September 2007, and that was it. No more. Nada. Winfrey’s celebrity friends — all of whom are, coincidentally, Scientologists – also have ignored Obama. John Travolta, according to federal records, has never given money to any candidate. Ever. Tom Cruise – who jumped all over Oprah’s couch like a madman – and Winfrey’s latest Scientology friend/employee Kirstie Alley, have also stayed away from the campaign.