Oprah releases statement regarding Palin appearance on show

Outspoken Obama supporter Oprah Winfrey has been accused today of not rushing to embrace Sarah Palin, the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket.

The accusation that Oprah is refusing to have Palin on her show came today from someone being called an "Oprah insider" on the Drudge Report website.

Just this afternoon, Oprah officially released a statement, saying:

"There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over."

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com